Dana's Cream Cheese Dip Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Dana's Cream Cheese Dip Recipe
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Dana's Cream Cheese Dip

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"Easy spread you can make ahead of time -- great flavor!"

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Place the pine nuts, basil, and garlic in a food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Mix the cream cheese and balsamic vinegar together in a bowl until well blended, then stir in the pine nut mixture.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 14, 2012

I used two packages of reduced fat cream cheese. Other than that, I made no other changes. Oh man. This is DELICIOUS. GREAT with homemade pita chips.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 01, 2012

My family thought this was a bit sweet and felt like it was missing something. I think with the addition of some parmesan cheese it would be a winner for us.


12 Ratings

Jun 27, 2011

This recipe was sent out in one of Allrecipes' newsletters, and since we were invited to an evening gathering of neighbors for appetizers and drinks, having all the ingredients on hand I thought I'd give it a try. After a very quick and easy prep, I had a delicious cheese spread that was great with a variety of crackers, and everyone enjoyed it!

Jul 13, 2011

Delightful summer dip with fresh basil from the garden. Great on Pretzel Thins or a nutty-flavored cracker. Enjoyed by adults and teens.

Sep 13, 2012

At first I thought this was a bit bland, but the basil flavor really developed after a few hours in the fridge. I'll make it in advance next time. Nice recipe, thanks :)

Jan 09, 2014

so easy to make I put Basil garlic and nuts into whizz then added balsamic, cream cheese at this stage I felt it neeeded something so I added a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice (if I had Parmesan would have added that),but it is so yummy thanks Pauline

Jan 19, 2014

i am not a basil fan so i used dill instead. Fabulous!

Jun 03, 2014

I made it first time and do away with the nuts. It was great! It's easy to make and I love the taste.


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  • Calories
  • 116 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 83 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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