- 5 Spanish onions
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 16 ounces sour cream
- 1 lemon
- 1 bunch chives
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- salt & pepper
- Peel and cut the onions in a small dice. Get a large pot on the stove with the olive oil and throw in the diced onions. Cook on medium to low heat until they are caramelized (nice golden brown color). This should take somewhere between 45 min to an hour. Cool to room temperature.
- Put the cooked onions, cream cheese, sour cream, juice and zest of lemon in a food processor. Blend until combined well. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
- Mince the chives, fold the chives into the dip and sprinkle some on top to garnish.
Patience pays off here — take your time caramelizing the onions. First, the onions will give off a lakeful of liquid. Let it boil off slowly, and by the time the onions begin to caramelize — it took ours at least an hour — they’ll be as soft as pudding and deeply concentrated in flavor. Their sweetness infuses the entire dip, and while the rest of the ingredients are the classic onion dip foundation — sour cream, cream cheese, and chives — this one will be better than any you’ve had before
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- 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
- 1/3 cup chopped red or green sweet pepper
- 1 6- or 8-ounce package flake-style imitation lobster, drained and coarsely chopped
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers (4 ounces)
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
- Vegetable dippers and/or crackers
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a shallow baking pan, combine corn and sweet pepper. Roast, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until vegetables start to brown, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together imitation lobster, cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, and lemon peel. Stir in roasted vegetables.
3. Transfer mixture to an ungreased 8-inch quiche dish or shallow baking dish. Bake, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until heated through. Serve with vegetables and/or crackers. Makes 10 to 12 servings.
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- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
- 1-1/4 cups shredded horseradish and chive Havarti cheese (5 ounces)*
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup cooked lump crabmeat or one 6-ounce can crabmeat, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed
- 1 cup shredded baby spinach
- 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
- Breadsticks, flatbread, toasted baguette slices, and/or bagel chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, 1 cup of the Havarti cheese, the sour cream, and mayonnaise. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed. Gently stir in crabmeat and spinach.
2. Transfer mixture to an ungreased 1-quart souffle dish or shallow baking dish. Bake about 25 minutes or until heated through.
3. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup Havarti cheese and the green onions. Serve with bread and/or chips. Makes 12 servings.
*Test Kitchen Tip: If you can’t find the horseradish and chive Havarti cheese, substitute 1-1/4 cups shredded Havarti cheese and add 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives and 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish with the sour cream.
12 servings – Calories175
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