Dips, Spreads and Glazes Recipes

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 […]

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 […]

Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Ingredients 5 quarts (25 cups) fresh whole strawberries, washed and stemmed 1 quart (4 cups) white distilled vinegar Sugar 6 Ball® Collection Elite® Platinum (8 oz.) Jars Directions Place strawberries in a large stainless steel saucepot or plastic container. Pour vinegar over strawberries. Cover container tightly with plastic wrap and let stand overnight in a […]

Dry Ranch Style Seasoning for Dip or Dressing

Ingredients 1 teaspoon dried parsley 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme Directions In small bowl, stir together parsley, pepper, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder and thyme. To make dressing, mix this recipe with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup […]

Guilt Free Gravy

Ingredients 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup water 4 cups turkey broth and defatted pan juices, (recipe follows) Salt and pepper Directions In large saucepan, over medium heat, bring turkey broth and pan juices to boil. Meanwhile, blend until smooth the cornstarch and water. Whisking constantly, slowly add cornstarch mixture and continue stirring until gravy is […]

Jalapeno Jelly

Ingredients 2 large bell peppers 1 pound jalapenos 3/4 cup white vinegar 1 box Sure Jell 3 cups sugar Directions Core and seed bell peppers, grind in food processor and squeeze out excess moisture using cheesecloth. Cut off stems of jalapenos (leaving seeds in) and grind in food processor. In large suacepan combine pepper juice, […]

Island Jerk Rub

Ingredients 6 dried habanero peppers 6 dried scallions 2 tablespoons whole allspice 1 tablespoon coarse salt 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper Glass preserving or plastic jars, plastic food storage bags or vacuum packages Directions Crush or grind […]


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