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  • Prep
    10 mins
  • Total
    20 mins
  • Servings
    2 cups

Smokehouse Cranberry Cheddar Dip

Main Ingredient: Cheese

Yield: 2 cups

Recipe courtesy of Lisa Keys, Finalist in the 2015 Black Creek® “Everything's Better with Cheddar” recipe contest


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened & cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 cups smoked Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 c. dried sweetened cranberries, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons real maple syrup
  • 1/2 c. pecans, finely chopped


  1. In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Pulse three times. Add butter and pulse 10 times or until mixture appears sandy. Add cheese and pulse 5 times. Add cranberries and pulse 3 more times. Then add buttermilk and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, and process just until mixture holds together.
  2. Divide mixture in two and put each into ramekins. Brush the top with 1 teaspoon of maple syrup and sprinkle on pecans, pressing to coat. Wrap top of ramekins in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes or as long as overnight. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake 8-10 minutes and serve warm with crackers.


Black Creek®  Double Smoked Cheddar Cheese

Black Creek® Cheddar cheeses are conscientiously cultivated under the watchful eye of a Certified Master Cheesemaker. Black Creek® Double Smoked Cheddar Cheese is naturally aged to produce a distinctive flavor profile that’s rich and creamy with a pleasant sharpness. After careful aging, the cheese is then smoked twice to impart a robustly smoky flavor.

Black Creek®  Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 9 Months)

Black Creek® Cheddar cheeses are made using old-world craftsmanship by Gregg Palubicki, a certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker. The result? The finest in premium Wisconsin Cheddar cheese with a dedication to quality you can taste.

Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 2 Years)

Black Creek® offers award-winning premium Cheddar cheeses that are recognized for their rich and creamy taste. Each of the brands’ offerings is carefully selected to ensure you receive a consistently delicious cheese that’s perfect for snacking.



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