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Prosciutto Artichoke Dip

Happy SRC reveal day my darling munchkin readers!
 
Artichoke Prosciutto Dip - She Eats
It’s true, another month has passed and it’s time again for the Secret Recipe Club. Good LORD where does the Summer go? It seems like just yesterday I was hiking up my tights and buttoning my cardigan against the bitter West coast cold.. Which let’s face it, really isn’t that bitter.
 
Speaking of tights, have you ever noticed how friggin high they come up your waist?? Perhaps your legs are of a normative length but I’m only 5’4″ and I find that my tights really do come all the way up to my bra. Now, I’m pretty sure I’m buying the right size and I’m fairly confident my bra isn’t hanging around my waist…at least I hope not. I’m not 80 yet – despite what my 9 o’clock bedtime might dictate. But seriously, why are they so fucking long?? And regardless of the length, I often find I’m still pulling on them all day, making sure they aren’t falling down around my knees. They should either come up with a length that is suitable for a 5’4″ sized woman or manufacture some kind of bra-tight garter contraption that keeps the buggers up where they stretch to. Okay, obviously I’m getting way off topic here.
 
Artichoke Prosciutto Dip - She Eats
Focus! Right! SRC!
 
This month for SRC I was given Kelley @ The Culinary Enthusiast. You can also find her on facebook, twitter, or pinterest. Kelley loves cooking food, thinking about food, talking about food, and of course, eating it. Obviously we have a few things in common. Let’s be friends, Kelley. 
 
Her recipes all look fantastic. Again, something we have in common… jk, jk everyone. And after great deliberation I chose one. Other posts up for consideration were:
So what did I end up selecting to make this month? Kelley’s rendition of an Prosciutto Artichoke Dip
 
Artichoke Prosciutto Dip - She Eats
As always, I tried to stick to her recipe as much as possible. After all, it’s “make something from another person’s blog”, not “be inspired by another person’s blog and make up your own recipe”. I did however, make a couple changes.
 
First, I followed her suggestion and chopped everything up rather than leave it whole.
 
Second, I substiuted cream cheese for whipping cream because that’s what I had in the house. I also threw in a few sundried tomatoes and a bit of garlic. Otherwise, it’s her ingredients all the way. And by all the way, I mean aaaaaaallllllllll the way. I gave it up. Because it was friggin incredible. And delectable. And probably one of the best dips I’ve ever made. It’s not gonna flatter your waists, my darlings, but by god it’ll flatter your taste buds.
 
I give you: Artichoke Prosciutto Dip!
 

Artichoke Prosciutto Dip - She Eats

Artichoke Prosciutto Dip
Serves 6
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 20 Oz of Preserved Artichoke Hearts, drained & roughly chopped.
  2. 50g of Thinly Cut Prosciutto, roughly chopped.
  3. 1 C Cream Cheese, room temperature.
  4. 1/2 C Gorgonzola Cheese, crumbled.
  5. 1 C Grated Parmesan Cheese.
  6. 1/2 C Pine Nuts, lightly toasted.
  7. 1 Tsp Fresh Sage, roughly chopped.
  8. 2 Garlic Cloves, minced.4 - 6 Sundried Tomatoes, chopped.
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. As that heats, gently whip the cream cheese in a large bowl until soft and fluffy. Fold in the rest of the ingredients, save for 1/2 C of the parmesan. Mix well.
  3. Pour into a lightly greased 9 X 9 baking dish and top with the remaining parmesan. Place in heated oven and bake until bubbling and golden on top - about 25 minutes.
  4. Serve with some of your favourite bread or crackers, or as Kelley suggests, with a fabulous grass-fed steak.
  5. Eat.
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32 Comments

  • Reply
    Lisa~~
    July 30, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    What a totally delicious sounding dip and your pictures are just drool worthy.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my group “A” SRC entry: Double Chocolate Mousse Cake.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

  • Reply
    Melissa
    July 30, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    I love spinach and artichoke dip, and this recipe sounds like a delicious variation of that dip! I’ll definitely have to give this a try soon! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply
      Kristy Lynn
      July 31, 2012 at 3:14 PM

      thanks for stopping by melissa and taking the time to say hello 🙂 it really is difficult to go wrong with cheesy dip. haha

  • Reply
    Sarah E.
    July 30, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Oooh that is a very unique recipe and it sounds incredible!!

    • Reply
      Kristy Lynn
      July 31, 2012 at 3:14 PM

      thank you sarah! YOU sound incredible 😉

  • Reply
    shari@myjudythefoodie
    July 30, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    OMG – looks amazing. I make artichoke dip all the time so can’t wait to add in some Chorizo!!! Fellow Group D SRC member

    • Reply
      Kristy Lynn
      July 31, 2012 at 3:14 PM

      chorizo is bloody friggin brilliant.

  • Reply
    Shari TheSaucyGourmet
    July 31, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    You have me drooling over here, there is nothing in the recipe that I don’t love, can’t wait to try it! I love being a new member of SRC, it is so much fun, just a bummer I was orphaned this month 🙁

    • Reply
      Kristy Lynn
      July 31, 2012 at 3:15 PM

      oooooh! that’s balls Shari! i’ve had that happen in other group projects similar to this. it’s a crappy feeling – i hope it doesn’t happen to you again. balls!

  • Reply
    Fran@fransfavs.com
    August 1, 2012 at 2:00 AM

    Oh, this looks outrageously good! I am visiting from Group D–and I am salivating!

  • Reply
    Kels @ K and K Test Kitchen
    August 1, 2012 at 3:09 AM

    Haha I was laughing out loud at your paragraph about tights. And then I was drooling over this recipe. Great choice for SRC!

    • Reply
      Kristy Lynn
      August 1, 2012 at 3:57 PM

      tights are a love/hate thing with me. obviously.

  • Reply
    prachi jain
    August 1, 2012 at 6:48 AM

    Omg!! what a lovely dish,i really like this post thank for sharing with me,….

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    Serve Over Counter

    • Reply
      Kristy Lynn
      August 1, 2012 at 3:57 PM

      thank you for taking the time to comment prachi jain!

  • Reply
    Gingered Whisk
    August 1, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    Wow, this looks so amazing! I definitely need to make this soon! And yes, I totally agree with you on the whole tights thing. Hate them to death.

  • Reply
    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
    August 2, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Oh this looks lovely and delicious – I do love artichokes in nearly any form. And tucked into a melty, bubbly, cheesy dip is no exception. Speaking of artichokes, have you ever tried grilling artichokes on the BBQ? So fabulous.
    PS. Even us tall girls have the same tights problem. I think the issue is all in the crotch to waist ratio – apparently tight makers think that women have reeeeaaallllyyy long crotch to waist distances that need covering. Tight makers must be men, that is the only explanation.

    • Reply
      Kristy Lynn
      August 3, 2012 at 5:03 PM

      i have not! i will have to google that shit and figure out how to do it 🙂

      p.s. agreed. they’re always trying to reign our bodies in and make them super slim and long and slender. we should make our own g.d. tights.

  • Reply
    Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies
    August 3, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Love your write up…put a smile on my face while having a rough day….Thanks!

    Gratin looks great…I always see recipes that have artichoke hearts but have yet to find a can in a grocery store near me (I’m in Markham…suburb of Toronto)…or maybe I’m not looking hard enough. If I do find one will have to try this out (minus the prosciutto since we don’t eat pork)…Happy Belated SRC Reveal Day!

    • Reply
      Kristy Lynn
      August 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM

      i’m glad to hear it Asiya!

      i’ll be near you soon! I’m moving to the danforth village (from victoria BC) at the end of the month. when i find some – and i will – i’ll send you a package 🙂

  • Reply
    amy @ fearless homemaker
    August 3, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    this looks soooo good. i could sit down with a big o’ bowl of this + a fresh baguette right now. YUM!

    • Reply
      Kristy Lynn
      August 4, 2012 at 11:38 PM

      that is an excellent plan. excellent 🙂

  • Reply
    Tammy Quackenbush
    August 4, 2012 at 1:38 AM

    That looks so decadent and yummy. Anything with pine nuts in it is instantly awesome to me. Too bad they’re so pricy in North America. They’re a lot less expensive in Korea. 🙂

    • Reply
      Kristy Lynn
      August 4, 2012 at 11:39 PM

      agreed. apparently it has something to do with the fact that it takes SO many years for the trees to start producing nuts. at least that’s what the cashier at the grocery store tells me… i think commodification and fetishization have a wee bit to do with it.

  • Reply
    Kirstin
    August 4, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Wowsa….that looks so very good!!!!!

  • Reply
    Baking Addict
    August 4, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    oh wow this looks amazing!! Great SRC pick!

  • Reply
    Anonymous
    August 23, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    I’m a little late to the party, but that looks wonderful.
    What is bread shown in the pictures?

    • Reply
      Kristy Lynn
      August 24, 2012 at 5:46 PM

      thank you! it’s focaccia from a local bakery 🙂

  • Reply
    El Michelle
    September 16, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    So I couldn’t leave without perusing through some of your recipes..And as happy as I am that I did it, I’m so freaking hungry right now that I am a bit angry with you Kristy! LoL…this looks CRAZY GOOD!! And with a STEAK!? Girrrrl, STOP!!

    Looove! And will be making ASAP

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