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Balderson Cheese Artichoke Dip
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Appetizer - Balderson Cheese Artichoke Dip

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5Large cloves of garlic, peeled5
2Cans of Artichokes packed in water*, drained & chopped2
1/2 cupGrated Balderson Heritage 3 Year Cheddar125 mL
2-3 tbspDan T's Spiced Cayenne Sauce**25-50 mL
6Whole Kalamata Olives for garnish125 mL


  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Baking Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Preheat oven to 450F (230C)
  • Roast garlic on a small piece of tin foil for 15 to 20 minutes until slightly browned
  • Mash garlic with a fork and combine with remaining ingredients
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350
  • Spoon mixture into a shallow baking/serving dish
  • Arrange olives in a circular pattern in the center and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted
  • Serve with diagonally-sliced baguette or water crackers

* Water-packed artichokes work best but marinated will do
** Dan T's Spiced Cayenne Sauce is a mild spicy cayenne sauce