Friday, June 6, 2008


Here's a great party dip that's definitely not the norm. It's an amazing blend of flavors that you'd never think to put together. It's sweet but it has a spicy bite. I first heard of it from one of my favorite people on the entire planet, my friend Suz. She served it at a get together at her home about a million years ago and I immediately asked her for the recipe. I'm not sure where she got it, but since she's the one who brought it to me, she's the one who gets the credit. Thanx Suz! And no, I don't have any idea where it gets its name. Maybe it's because it has that spicy bite!

8oz cream cheese
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup apricot preserves
1/2 cup pineapple preserves
1 heaping tbs horseradish
multi grain crackers

Cut the bar of cream cheese in half horizontally, and place the halves next to each other on a serving plate. Sprinkle with coarsely ground black pepper. In a small bowl, stir together the preserves and horseradish. Pour fruit mixture over the cream cheese. Serve as a spread on crackers.

There are many other versions of this recipe. Some have apple jelly, some have orange marmalade, some have dry mustard. The one constant is horseradish paired with a combination of fruit preserves. Feel free to experiment with different flavors.
Instead of serving this as a party dip, try using the fruit mixture as a glaze for a baked ham or pork roast.

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