Dips, Spreads and Glazes Recipes

Peach Melba Freezer Jam

Ingredients 1 (1.59 oz.) pkg. freezer jam fruit pectin 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 1/2 cups finely chopped pitted, peeled peaches (about 4 medium) 1 cup crushed raspberries (about 1 6-oz. con.) 1 tablespoon lemon juice 5 (8 oz.) plastic freezer jars Directions Stir sugar and contents of package in a bowl into well blended. […]

Mango Chili Jam

Ingredients 1/2 cup sugar 1 (1.59-oz.) pkg. freezer jam fruit pectin 2 cups diced, crushed mango 2 green jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely diced 1 red jalapeno pepper (or Serrano) seeded and finely diced 4 (8 oz.) plastic freezer jars Directions Stir sugar and contents of pectin package in a bowl until well blended. Add […]

Berry Blitz Freezer Jam

Ingredients 1 (1.59-oz pkg.) freezer jam fruit pectin 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup crushed blackberries (about 1-1/2, 6 oz. container) 1 cup crushed blueberries (about 2, 4..4 oz. container) 1 cup crushed raspberries (about 1-1/2, 6 oz. container) 1 cup crushed strawberries (about 1, 1 lb. container) Zest of 1 small lemon 5 (8 […]

Pomegranate Jelly

Ingredients 3 1/2 cups prepared* or bottled pomegranate juice (about 5 large fruits or 2 -16 oz. bottles) 1 (1.75 oz) pkg. fruit pectin 1/2 teaspoon butter or margarine, optional 5 cups sugar 6 (8 oz.) half pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands Directions Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in […]

Blueberry Jam

Ingredients 1 1/2 quarts blueberries (fresh or frozen, thawed/not drained) 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 box Sure-Jel or Can-Jel 4 cups sugar Directions Remove stems and crush fully ripe blueberries completely, one layer at a time.(Or blend them coarsely in a food processor.) Measure 4 cups of crushed fruit. Add more berries if necessary. Place […]

Blueberry Jam

Ingredients 1 quart blueberries sugar as needed 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped Directions Put half the berries in large saucepan and crush slightly; add remaining berries. Cook over medium heat until soft. Remove from heat and measure; add 1 cup sugar for each cup berry pulp. Return to pan and add apple. Stir until […]

Pear Butter

Ingredients 6-7 lbs. pears (about 20 medium pears) yields 4 pints butter. Directions Wash pears. Do not peel. Add small amount of water to start cooking. Cook until very soft. Press through sieve. To each cup pulp, add ½ cup sugar. (Spices may be added ? ½ tsp. cinnamon to 3 cups pulp.) Cook until […]

Praline Pecan Sauce

Ingredients 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 3 tablespoons dark corn syrup 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup butter Dash of salt 1 cup chopped lightly roasted pecans 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions In heavy saucepan, combine sugar and soda; stir in remaining ingredients in order listed, except vanilla and pecans. […]


Ingredients 1 lb. bacon 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup sour cream 1 tomato, peeled, seeded and diced Directions Place bacon in large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain on paper towels. In medium bowl, combine mayonnaise and sour cream. Crumble bacon into sour cream and mayonnaise mixture. Mix in tomatoes […]

Pear Spread

Ingredients 4 cups pears, peeled, cored, sliced 1 unpeeled lemon, thinly sliced 1 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup honey 1 T. water Fresh rosemary Directions In medium sauce pan, boil all ingredients except rosemary until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring often. Stir in rosemary. Put in jars. Process in water […]

Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Spread

Ingredients 2 tsp. chopped roasted garlic (see recipe) 1 medium eggplant, about 1 pound, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 2 tsp. olive oil 1 roasted red bell pepper, fresh or bottled 2 T. chopped fresh basil 1/2 tsp. aged balsamic vinegar, or as needed Salt Freshly ground pepper Fresh or grilled pita bread, for […]

Spicy Blue Cheese Dip

Ingredients 2/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream 2/3 cup crumbled blue cheese 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper Directions Whisk sour cream, blue cheese, vinegar and cayenne in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Makes 1 cup, for 8 servings

Bacon Cheese Fondue 

Ingredients 16 slices bacon diced, fried and well drained 16 oz. cream cheese, cubed, room temperature 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup half-and-half 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon dried minced onion 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt Dash of hot sauce Directions Put all ingredients in a small, 3 to 4 quart […]

Nuttin? Better Sauce

Ingredients 1 roasted red pepper 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 cup pecan halves 1/4 cup canola oil Salt to taste Directions Add red pepper, bread crumbs, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, red pepper flakes, and pecans to […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue

Ingredients 4 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate 1 cup light cream 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup peanut butter 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla Directions In medium saucepan, combine chocolate and half and half. Cook over low heat until mixture is smooth and blended, stirring frequently. Add sugar and cook 2-3 minutes longer, until sugar is dissolved. […]

Baked Crab Dip

Ingredients 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened 1 can (6 oz.) crabmeat, or about 1 cup 2 tablespoons grated onion 1 tablespoon milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon finely sliced green onions, for garnish Directions In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, crabmeat, onion, milk, salt, pepper, […]

Veggie Fondue

Ingredients 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup white wine 1 (8 oz.) package shredded Cheddar cheese 1 (8 oz.) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup chopped green onions 1/4 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1 teaspoon ground dry mustard 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon […]

Cranberry Salsa

Ingredients 2 whole oranges 2 cups fresh cranberries 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup minced onion 1 tablespoon cilantro 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger root 1 Serrano chili, minced Directions Peel oranges and trim off the white membrane. Grate 4 tablespoons of the peel. Coarsely chop oranges. Chop or process cranberries in blender or food […]

Herb and Garlic Spread

Ingredients 1 8-oz. package of cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup butter, softened 1-2 cloves fresh garlic, finely minced 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley 2 teaspoons snipped fresh chives 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning assorted crackers Directions In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese and butter until […]


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