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Caramelized Fennel & Leek Cheese Dip

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A Hint of Rosemary
I am a stay-at-home mom mom (sounds better than recently retired, don’t you think?) who loves to spend time in my kitchen.
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Here’s a delicious addition to your appetizer tray. This yummy dip can be made ahead then thrown in the oven for the final step just before you’re all ready to dive in.

40MIN

Total Cooking Time

11

Ingredients
A Hint of Rosemary
I am a stay-at-home mom mom (sounds better than recently retired, don’t you think?) who loves to spend time in my kitchen.
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Ingredients
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Servings:
6
Serves 6
2 Tbsp
Olive Oil, divided
2
Fennel Bulbs, thinly sliced
2
Leeks, thinly sliced
white and light green parts
2 cloves
Garlic, minced
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
7 oz
Brie Cheese, room temperature
removed from the rind
1/2 cup
Shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano
1
Lemon, zested
1 tsp of zest
to taste
Crackers
for serving
Bread
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Directions

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Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Step 2
In a large skillet, set over medium heat, add Olive Oil (1 tablespoon). When hot, add the Fennel Bulb (2) and sear on both sides, for 1-2 minutes per side. After you’re done with the fennel, transfer it to the bowl of your food processor.
Step 3
In the same skillet, add the Olive Oil (1 tablespoon). Add the Leek (2) and cook, mixing often, until softened, 2-3 minutes.
Step 4
Mix in the Garlic (2 clove) and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Step 5
Transfer the leek mixture to the food processor along with Kosher Salt (1/2 teaspoon) and Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1/4 teaspoon). Give it a few quick pulses just to break them down and incorporate the ingredients.
Step 6
Add the Brie Cheese (7 ounce), Parmigiano-Reggiano (1/2 cup), and zest of the Lemon (1). Pulse until mostly smooth, about 30 seconds. Check for seasoning and add salt if desired.
Step 7
Transfer to a small oven-safe baking dish. Top with the Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (1/4 cup) and place in the oven until the cheese is melted and browned on top, about 20-25 minutes.
Step 8
Serve warm with Crackers (to taste). Enjoy!

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