April 6, 2010

recipe experiment: artichoke dip

Posted in party foods, recipes, Weekly Recipe Experiment tagged at 4:24 pm by Brit

Every time I host a get-together at my apartment, my friends beg me to make this artichoke dip that I first introduced to them on Superbowl Sunday.

Ingredients:

2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
3 6-ounce jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained, coarsely chopped
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese (about 2 1/2 ounces)
3 green onions, finely chopped
2 teaspoons minced seeded jalapeño chili

Preparation:

Using electric mixer, beat first 8 ingredients in large bowl to blend. Fold in artichokes, mozzarella cheese, green onions and jalapeño. Transfer to 11x7x2-inch glass baking dish. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)

Preheat oven to 400°F. Place pita triangles in single layer on baking sheet. Brush with oil. Sprinkle with salt. Bake until crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Maintain oven temperature.

Bake dip until bubbling and brown on top, about 20 minutes.

Rating: 5 out of 5 spoons

Notes:

I substituted havarti cheese for the mozzarella and left out the jalapeno chili … I felt it would overrun the cheese taste (which, I absolutely couldn’t have).

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