Sweet Georgia Peach and Pecan Dip

Last weekend I made Motor City Coney Island (aka Cheesy Sloppy Joe) Dip in honor of Michigan going to the professional football playoffs. Sadly, my team didn’t make it to this round of the playoffs, but it gave me an excuse to try this Sweet Georgia Peach and Pecan Dip.

To gear up for this weekend’s round of playoffs, I made Georgia’s state dip. Better luck to you Atlanta.

Sweet Georgia Peach and Pecan Dip - Peaches, onions, bacon, and pecans mixed with a brown sugar bourbon marinade and added to cream cheese!! Sweet, savory, tangy! Great for parties or game day events!!

I’m helping to promote McCormick’s 50 Dips for 50 States effort during the professional football playoffs. The McCormick kitchens were hard at work over the past six months creating a dip for every state. There’s a Maine Lobster and Spinach Dip, an Arizona Cheesy Chimichanga Dip, and 48 more. Be sure to find your state dip on their interactive map.

Georgia is the Peach Tree State so this dip is perfectly suited because it showcases peaches. If you are a little worried about trying to find fresh peaches in the dead of winter but I used a one pound bag of frozen peaches that I thawed, chopped, and it worked perfectly.

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Sweet Georgia Peach and Pecan Dip - Peaches, onions, bacon, and pecans mixed with a brown sugar bourbon marinade and added to cream cheese!! Sweet, savory, tangy! Great for parties or game day events!!

The peaches are mixed with onions, bacon, McCormick® Grill Mates® Brown Sugar Bourbon Marinade, cola, pecans, and that lovely sweet-and-savory mixture tops tangy cream cheese.

There’s a little kick from the marinade and the cooling cream cheese perfectly balances it. There are so many flavors and textures in every bite.

Sweet Georgia Peach and Pecan Dip - Peaches, onions, bacon, and pecans mixed with a brown sugar bourbon marinade and added to cream cheese!! Sweet, savory, tangy! Great for parties or game day events!!

The dip is easy, ready in about 30 minutes, has so much flavor, and is sure to be a hit at any party.

This weekend Atlanta and Wisconsin are playing and Sara made Wisconsin’s dip, a Brat and Beer Cheese Dip to go up against my Georgia-themed dip. In case you missed it in my previous post, we are participating in a dip “face-off”. Go check out her fabulous recipe here.

Sweet Georgia Peach and Pecan Dip - Peaches, onions, bacon, and pecans mixed with a brown sugar bourbon marinade and added to cream cheese!! Sweet, savory, tangy! Great for parties or game day events!!

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Sweet Georgia Peach and Pecan Dip

The peaches are mixed with onions, bacon, McCormick® Grill Mates® Brown Sugar Bourbon Marinade, cola, pecans, and that lovely sweet-and-savory mixture tops tangy cream cheese. There are so many textures in every bite. The dip is easy, ready in about 30 minutes, has so much flavor, and is sure to be a hit at any party.

Yield: one 9-inch pie dish

Prep Time: about 5 minutes

Cook Time: about 20 to 25 minutes

Total Time: about 25 to 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 small sweet Vidalia onion, diced small (about 1 cup)
  • about 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 package McCormick® Grill Mates® Brown Sugar Bourbon Marinade
  • 1 cup cola-flavored carbonated beverage
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped fresh peaches (about 3 to 4 peaches) or 1 pound bag frozen peaches that have been thawed and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened (I used 1/3 reduced fat), softened

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion, bacon, and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until bacon is crisp, stir intermittently.
  3. Stir Marinade Mix, cola, and brown sugar into skillet. (Use caution because when you add the cola because mixture will bubble up and create a lot of steam and possibly smoke. If you have a sensitive smoke detector like I do, open a window before you add it.) Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer about 10 to 15 minutes or until mixture thickens and liquid volume has reduced by at least 50 percent; stir occasionally.
  4. Stir in peaches, pecans, and simmer until heated through; remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Spread cream cheese evenly in bottom of 9-inch pie dish. Top with peach mixture. Serve with assorted crackers or sliced French bread. Dip is best fresh but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Adapted from McCormick

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14 comments

  1. I think I could eat this by the spoonful or as a yummy side with something off the grill. All those flavors with peaches sound wonderful. The marinade mix you used has me all excited. Jon would love it for grilled meat and I love the convenience of a packet.

    • Paula I could have eaten that filling by the spoonful. Words and photos don’t do it justice. It has ALL the flavors I love and it was so good! You and Jon are going to love this one!

  2. Hope you don’t mind if I make this and dip some savory cornbread waffles into it and holler Go Falcons!! Thanks for the recipe(s) you have!

  3. Averie, all of your dips are inviting, but especially peach and pecans. I looked at the ingredients and can’t wait to taste the flavors and share with my family. As usual, good job Averie! Thank you! Sylvieann

  4. We are not sports fans but we sure love peaches and live in GA. We are about 40 miles north of Atlanta.

  5. Peach and Pecan recipe looks amazing. love your pictures on your site.

  6. This is such a great idea! Love those pecans, I could live on those.

  7. We have fresh peaches here! ;) They come from outside of Georgia right now, but I’m very much looking forward to peach season!

    • I can’t believe you have fresh peaches! And I saw a social post of your for like 50 cent avocados or something recently? Seriously amazing! They never get cheaper than about $1 in CA and we grow them, and that’s in the height of the season!

  8. Ohhh what a lovely looking dip! So different, I can’t wait to try it.

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