Warm Cheese and Glazed Pecan Dip



  • 1 1/2 c. pecan halves

  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

  • 3 tbsp. packed light-brown sugar

  • 1 1/2 tsp. coarse salt

  • 1/4 tsp. plus a pinch of cayenne pepper

  • 12 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

  • 8 oz. extra-sharp white cheddar cheese, grated

  • 1/4 c. heavy cream

  • 2 scallions, white and pale-green parts only, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Put pecans, butter, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper into a medium bowl; toss to combine.

  3. Spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.

  4. Bake until fragrant and sugar has melted, about 5 minutes.

  5. Let cool completely.

  6. Process cream cheese, cheddar, and cream in a food processor until well combined.

  7. Transfer to a medium bowl.

  8. Stir in scallions, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining pinch of cayenne. 

  9. Spoon cheese mixture into 2 round baking dishes (6 to 7 inches in diameter and about 1 inch deep).

  10. Arrange glazed pecans on top. Bake until dip is just heated through, about 10 minutes.

Recipe by    Martha Stewart

Recipe by Martha Stewart