Dips, Spreads and Glazes Recipes

Killer Homemade Chip Dip

Ingredients 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese 1 tablespoon instant onion dash of garlic salt mustard to taste 4 tablespoons homemade mayonnaise Directions Mix together and serve at room temperature for potato chip dip. Can add more or less mayonnaise for desired taste and consistency. Sue Barr Dover, Ohio

Lemon-Garlic Butter Sauce For Seafood

Ingredients 1/2 clam juice 1/2 dry sherry 1/2 whole milk 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 1 tablespoon shallots, minced 1/2 bay leaf 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon flour 3/4 lb. (3 sticks) unsalted butter 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon white pepper 1 tablespoon lemon juice Directions Reduce first six ingredients (clam juice, sherry, whole milk, […]

Fluffy Strawberry Frosting

Ingredients 2 egg whites 1/2 sugar 1/2 strawberries, hulled and sliced 2 teaspoons orange liqueur 1 tablespoon lemon juice Directions Combine all ingredients in top of double boiler and place over boiling water. Beat with electric mixer 6 to 7 minutes, or until mixture holds stiff peaks. Spread over cake. Makes enough to frost 2 […]

Rhubarb And Gelatin Jam

Ingredients 5 s rhubarb 3 s sugar (more or less, depending on how sweet you like it) 1 small pkg. strawberry, raspberry or cherry gelatin Directions Cut rhubarb in half inch slices. Stir rhubarb and sugar together. Let stand 2 to 3 hours or overnight. The rhubarb juices will be drawn from the plant to […]

Strawberry Soy Spread With Tender Biscuit Bites

Ingredients Spread: 1 (8 oz.) container soy cream cheese, softened 1/4 soy margarine, softened 1/3 strawberry preserves In mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and margarine; mix until fluffy. Stir in preserves. Chill. Biscuit Bites: 2 cups self-rising flour 1 (8 oz.) container soy sour cream 1 cup soy margarine, melted Preheat oven to 350°. In […]

Brownie Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting

Ingredients Cupcakes: 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces 1 1/4 s semisweet chocolate chips (about 8 ozs.) 3 ozs. unsweetened chocolate, chopped 1/2 brown sugar, packed 1/3 sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 all purpose flour 1/3 walnuts, toasted, chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt Frosting: 1 cup powdered sugar […]

Green Goddess Dip

Ingredients 1 qt. mayonnaise 6 to 8 green onions with sturdy stems 2 or 3 drops green food coloring 5 to 6 sprigs fresh parsley 4 anchovies, chopped Directions Place all ingredients in blender and blend. Serve with fresh vegetables. If you use dried onion or parsley, you may be disappointed.

Cucumber-Yogurt Dip

Ingredients 1 lowfat plain yogurt 4 ozs. lowfat cream cheese 1/2 cucumber, seeded, diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon lemon zest cucumber and sliced thin mint leaves for garnish (optional) Directions Stir yogurt and cream cheese until smooth. Add remaining ingredients; […]

Cocoa Glaze

Ingredients 3 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 full tablespoons baking cocoa 1 cup 10x confectioners sugar Directions Bring water and butter to boil. Remove from heat; add cocoa immediately. Add sugar and vanilla; stir until smooth. Pour over cake while warm.

Flake Shrimp Dip

Ingredients 1 can small shrimp 1/4 chili sauce 1 tablespoon horseradish 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt few drops of Tabasco sauce Directions Mix all together and refrigerate overnight. Serve with crackers.

Mushroom Spread

Ingredients 12 large fresh mushrooms, diced 1/2 seasoned bread crumbs 6 ozs. butter, melted 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons flour 6 ozs. sour cream 1/2 fresh parsley, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon pepper Directions Melt butter, add onion, garlic, parsley and mushrooms. Simmer. Sprinkle in flour and bread crumbs. Add sour cream. Simmer […]

Party Cheese Ball

Ingredients 1 cup finely chopped pecans 2 tablespoons butter 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 cup sour cream 1 jar dried chipped beef, shredded 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese 1 small onion, finely diced 1 small green pepper, finely diced 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, optional Directions Toast pecans […]

Pecan Cheese Ring

Ingredients 1 lb. extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (4 cups) 1 lb. medium Cheddar cheese, shredded (4 cups) 1 small onion, grated 1 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup strawberry preserves, optional Directions Place shredded cheese, onion, mayonnaise and cayenne pepper in large bowl. Stir until well combined. Place 3-inch […]

Tomato Paste Salsa

Ingredients 3 quarts tomatoes, peeled and chopped 4 cups green peppers, chopped (about 2 large bell peppers) 1 (12-oz) jar jalapeno peppers (in vinegar, drained) 1 cup long green chilies, seeded and chopped (about 3 chilies) 3 cups onions, chopped (about 3 medium) 3 cups celery, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 (12-oz.) cans tomato […]

Classic Catch Marinade

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons shallots, minced 1/4 dry red wind (like Chianti) 1 cup ketchup 1 3/4 roasted red bell pepper, pureed 1/2 fresh basil, chopped 1 teaspoon honey Directions saute shallots in olive oil. Deglaze pan with wine. Stir in ketchup and pepper puree. Simmer 5-10 minutes over low heat. Mix […]

Classic Catch Marinade

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons shallots, minced 1/4 dry red wind (like Chianti) 1 cup ketchup 1 3/4 roasted red bell pepper, pureed 1/2 fresh basil, chopped 1 teaspoon honey Directions saute shallots in olive oil. Deglaze pan with wine. Stir in ketchup and pepper puree. Simmer 5-10 minutes over low heat. Mix […]

Blueberry Spread

Ingredients 1/2 butter, room temperature 1 cup blueberries 1/2 powdered sugar Directions Place butter in food processor and blend until smooth. Add blueberries and powdered sugar; blend until smooth and fluffy. Pack in covered refrigerator container and store in refrigerator. Makes about 1 cup.


Ingredients 8 to 10 plum tomatoes 1 red onion 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped (optional) 1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped salt and pepper to taste Directions Place tomatoes on grill and cook, turning several times until slightly charred. Cool slightly and chop coarsely. Slice onion and grill […]

Strawberry Salsa

Ingredients 1/3 cup apricot jam 3 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 quart fresh strawberries, quartered and diced Directions In medium bowl whisk jam, water and cinnamon. Add strawberries; toss gently to combine. Serve salsa over pancakes, waffles, hot cereal or mix into plain yogurt.

Bacon Pecan Sandwich Spread

Ingredients 6 slices bacon 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted 1 cup sharp Chedder cheese, grated 1 teaspoon onion, grated 1/2 mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions Cook bacon until crisp; drain and crumble. Combine with other ingredients. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors. Spread on pumpernickle bread. Texas Pecan Growers Association


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