Appetizers

Curried Peanut Dip

Summary

Yield
2 Cups
SourceDot Schweikart (1992)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
15 minutes

Ingredients

1 cn
condensed cream of chicken soup (10 3/4 oz.)
3⁄4 c
plain yogurt
1⁄4 c
chunky peanut butter
2 t
curry powder
 
Chopped peanuts for garnish

Instructions

Combine all ingredients, except peanuts for garnish, in a small bowl. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Garnish with peanuts. Serve with wedges of fresh pears and apples for dipping. To keep fruit from browning after cutting, dip into lemon juice. 

The People's Choice: Quick & Easy Holiday Cheese Spread

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
SourceJudy Panek (1993)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
15 minutes
Total time
30 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
mayonnaise (not salad dressing)
1 c
chopped sweet onion (such as Vidalia, not cooking onion)
1 c
shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

Mix ingredients together and place in an oven-proof bowl. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes (overbaking causes cheese to separate). Serve warm with slices (or torn) pieces of French bread. 

Deviled Cream Cheese Spread

Summary

Yield
1 Cup
SourceBeverly Ervine (1984)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
15 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
cream cheese, softened (3 oz.)
1 cn
deviled ham ((2 1/4 oz.))
1 T
onion, minced
1 1⁄2 T
Thousand Island dressing, commercial brand (up to 2 tablespoons)
1 t
lemon juice
1 t
dried parsley flakes
2 dr
hot sauce (optional)
  ds
garlic powder

Instructions

Combine all ingredients, mixing well. Serve with crackers. Use to stuff celery or spread on finger sandwiches. Yield: about 3/4 cup.

Pigskin Party Spread

Summary

Yield
1 Football
SourceDorothy Bowser (1972)
Prep time
2 hours
Cooking time
Total time
2 hours

Ingredients

2 cn
deviled ham (4 1/2 oz.)
1 pk
cream cheese (8 oz.)
1⁄2 c
soft blue cheese
1⁄4 c
soft butter
1⁄4 c
chopped stuffed olives
1⁄4 c
walnuts, chopped
 
Pimiento strips
 
Crackers or potato chips
 
Butterfly Crisps (Tarpy's)

Instructions

Blend cheeses, butter, olives and nuts. Form into football shape. Spread ham over cheese to resemble football. Chill well. Garnish with pimiento strips for lacings and cream cheese for stripes at each end. Serve with crisp crackers or potato chips. 

Notes

This would be especially good for New Year’s Day parties. 

Crab Meat Spread

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceBillie Stillinger (1977)
Prep time
8 hours, 15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
8 hours, 15 minutes

Ingredients

12 oz
cream cheese
2 T
Worcestershire sauce
1 T
lemon juice
2 T
mayonnaise
1
onion, grated (small)
1 ds
garlic salt
1⁄2
chili sauce bottle
1 cn
minced crab meat (6 1/2 oz.)
 
chopped parsley

Instructions

Blend cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, mayonnaise, onion and garlic salt, and put on a shallow plate. Top with chili sauce. Add crab meat. Sprinkle with chopped parsley. Cover and refrigerate overnight.  

Notes

Good for a crowd.

Corn & Olive Spread

Summary

Yield
4 Cups
SourceTerri McKeown (1999)
Prep time
2 hours, 15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
2 hours, 15 minutes

Ingredients

16 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 pk
Ranch-style salad dressing mix
2 cn
chopped ripe olives, drained (4 1/2 oz.)
1 cn
whole kernel corn, drained (11 oz.)
1 cn
chopped green chilies, drained (4 oz.)
1
red bell pepper, medium (chopped)
 
tortilla chips

Instructions

Beat cream cheese and dressing mix in large bowl until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients except tortilla chips. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, until chilled. Serve with tortilla chips. 

Avocado Spreadable

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceMary Maginnity (1972)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
15 minutes

Ingredients

3
avocados (ripe)
1 T
fresh lemon juice
1⁄8 t
dry mustard
1⁄2 t
onion juice
1 T
chili sauce
1⁄4 t
salt
 
paprika

Instructions

In nonmetallic bowl, peel, seed and mash avocados. Add lemon juice, mustard, onion juice, chili sauce and salt. Sprinkle a bit of paprika on top to serve. 

Artichoke Spread

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourcePat Langley (1985)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
20 minutes
Total time
35 minutes

Ingredients

1 cn
artichokes (packed in water, not marinade)
1 c
Parmesan cheese
1 c
mayonnaise or salad dressing

Instructions

Drain artichokes and chop fine. Add Parmesan cheese and mayonnaise. Spread in glass baking dish. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes, or until slightly browned and bubbling. Serve with assorted crackers. 

Liptauer Cheese

Summary

Yield
1 Ball or Dip
SourceAnne Maher (1980)
Prep time
2 hours, 20 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
2 hours, 20 minutes

Ingredients

8 oz
cottage cheese
8 T
unsalted butter (softened)
1 T
sweet Hungarian paprika
 
black pepper, freshly ground
1⁄4 t
salt
2 t
caraway seed
1 t
dry mustard
1 t
chopped capers
1 T
finely chopped onions
1⁄2 c
sour cream
3 T
chives, finely chopped

Instructions

With a wooden spoon, rub the cottage cheese through a sieve into a mixing bowl. Cream the butter by beating it against the side of a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon. Beat in the cheese, the paprika, a generous grinding of pepper, the salt, caraway seed, mustard, capers, onions and sour cream. Continue beating vigorously until the mixture forms a smooth paste.

For a spread, shape into a ball and decorate it with chives. Refrigerate for 2 hours, or until firm.

For a dip, add 1/4 cup extra sour cream. Sprinkle the chives over the dip after it has been poured into a serving bowl. 

Beer Cheese

Summary

Yield
5 Cups
SourceHeather Phalen (1981)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
15 minutes

Ingredients

2 lb
sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
1 cn
tomato paste (6 oz.)
1 clv
garlic, large (mashed)
3 T
Worcestershire sauce
3⁄4 c
beer (up to 1 cup)

Instructions

Combine cheese, tomato paste, garlic and Worcestershire sauce in large bowl. Add beer slowly, beating with electric mixer until mixture forms a smooth, spreadable paste. Serve with thin rye or pumpernickel rounds or crackers. Will keep a week in covered, refrigerated container.

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