Baked Feta Dip, Cheese Puff Canapés and Hot Crabmeat Dip!
Highlighting some recipes great for easy hosting during the holidays!
Baked Feta Dip
1 Pkg (Block) (8oz) Traditional Feta Cheese
2 Tbsp Roasted Red Peppers – chopped
1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Dash of ground black pepper
1-2 Lemon Wedges
Crackers (of your choice -Ritz pairs well)
Place cheese in baking dish, top with next 3 ingredients.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-12 mins or heated thoroughly.
Squeeze lemon wedges over cheese.
Serve warm with crackers – garnish with some grapes on the side if you have on hand.
Cheese Puff Canapés
1 cup grates natural sharp cheese
3 Tbsp soft butter
½ cup sifted flour
¼ Tsp salt
½ Tsp paprika
24 Olives – if you would like to add a surprise inside (or something else tasty of your preference
Blend cheese with butter. Stir in flour, salt and paprika, mix well. Wrap 1 teaspoon cheese dough around each olive, completely covering olive. Arrange on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden.
*They may be made ahead and frozen until ready to use them.
Hot Crabmeat Dip
8 oz crabmeat - fresh or can (drained)
8 oz cream cheese - softened
½ Tsp horseradish
3 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
Combine all ingredients and pour into small casserole or baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes uncovered.
Delicious with crusty bread rounds or chips/crackers.
*Low Fat Cream Cheese and Mayonnaise is perfect to use too.