Thursday, September 20, 2012

Captain Rodney's Cheese Bake

Now, this is not MY recipe but I had to share it with you.  I was introduced to this dish almost a year ago.  A friend at work brought this to a pot luck and we ate everything but the pot she brought it in!  This is RIDICULOUSLY Good Stuff.  I came across the glaze at a wonderful local gift shoppe today and it reminded me that I should make some to enjoy while we watch the football games with this weekend. 

1/2 cup mayonnaise (lite is fine)
One 8 oz pack cream cheese (room temperature - reduced fat is fine)
2 cups grated cheddar cheese (I don't skimp on the cheese is oily)
2 green onions (finely chopped)
10 Ritz crackers (crushed)
8 slices bacon (cooked and crumbled) or 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1/2 cup of Captain Rodney's Boucan Glaze

The glaze must be shaken vigorously prior to pouring ( you need to get all the spices to mix).  It's easier if you flip the bottle upside down while you mix your gets a head start on those spices moving as this glaze is quite thick.

Mix mayonnaise, cream cheese, cheddar and onions in greased spring form pan. Top with crushed crackers and bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Top with bacon then glaze.  Allow to sit for 10 minutes then remove the sides of the dish.  Serve warm with crackers (I like a buttery cracker like Ritz but use your favorite).  Also good dipped with apple slices and celery.  There will be NO leftovers. 

If you have an oven appropriate pretty baking dish, you can certainly use that as well.  I've even taken the wild hair and added chopped pecans instead of bacon.  That will suit any vegetarian that you may need to feed.  It is still wonderful.  The glaze is usually found in gourmet / gift / kitchen shops or at some grocery stores.  You can also purchase it from the Captain Rodney web site.

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