Dips, Spreads and Glazes Recipes

Celery and Apple Steam-Fry with Honey-Mustard Sauce

Ingredients 1 cup water 4 cups celery, diagonally sliced 1/2? thick 2 cups diced sweet red apples (approx. 2 medium) 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons water 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup chopped and toasted walnuts (optional) Directions In large skillet bring water to a boil. Add […]

Steak with Mixed Fruit Salsa

Ingredients 1 cup chopped peeled peaches 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 avocado, peeled and chopped 1 red ripe tomato, chopped 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 teaspoon sugar 1 jalapeno pepper, minced 4 ribeye steaks Salt and pepper to taste Directions In medium bowl, combine peaches, blueberries, avocado, and tomato; mix […]

Honey Chocolate Glaze

Ingredients 1 lb. bittersweet chocolate, cut into small pieces 1 cup whipping cream 1/4 cup honey Directions Place chocolate in food processor fitted with blade attachment and pulse until chocolate reaches coarse sand consistency. Heat whipping cream over low heat, being careful not to boil. Add to food processor while still running, then add honey. […]

Hot and Honey Dip

Ingredients 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup Dijon-style mustard 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Black pepper Cayenne pepper, to taste Directions Beat together honey and remaining ingredients. Use as a dip for pretzels and bread sticks, fresh or fried vegetables, chicken wings or shrimp.

Basil-Lemon Sauce

Ingredients 10 large fresh basil leaves (about 1 cup loosely packed) Zest and juice of 2 lemons 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon maple syrup Directions Combine basil, lemon zest and juice, oil, and maple syrup in a blender. Puree and transfer to a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Keeps in the refrigerator […]

Pineapple Pepper Jam

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 (1.59 oz.) pkg. freezer jam fruit pectin 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into large chunks 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into large chunks 1 (4 oz.) can chopped green chilies Juice of 1 lime 6 (8 oz.) plastic freezer jars Directions Stir sugar and […]

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 […]


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