There is something for all of your guests: Hot Cajun Crab Dip, Green Chile Cheese Log and a Sweet Apricot Cranberry Cheese Ball. This appetizer assortment will be a party favorite! 3 Easy Dip Recipes
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Homemade Party Dip
Of course I would have a dip table at my parties. I Love Dips!!! In fact, our Christmas Eve family tradition is to enjoy an assortment of appetizers and dips. My daughter is requesting this Cranberry Apricot Cheese Ball for our Christmas Eve menu.
A sweet cold dip, hot flavorful dip AND cold savory dip! The savory dips are excellent with the Town House Original Crackers. The sweet cheese ball tastes amazing with the salty Pretzel Thins!
These 3 Easy Dip Recipes, Town House Crackers and winter themed table decor are perfect for your holiday festivities. This is simple to pull together but looks elegant and cheerful!
To start, I used a white table cloth. Then layered natural burlap and fake cotton glitter snow on top.
I was able to collect some pine cones from outside. But, this time of year they can also be found at the craft store. The greenery is trimmings from the back side of my Christmas tree.
The twinkling lights and glowing candles will give your party a cozy winter feel.
I filled these glass candle holders with white sand then placed a tealight candle on top.
Warning: Please be careful when lighting your candles around the cotton snow. We don’t need any Christmas party disasters!
These super adorable mini chalkboards are from the craft store. They work with the decorations and all of your guests will know what kinds of dips they have to choose from.
Serve some hot beverages and it will feel like your party is outside on a snowy winter night
Hot Cajun Crab Dip
4 ounces Cream Cheese – softened
1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
1½ Cups Shredded Italian Cheese Blend
1 teaspoon Fresh Ground Horseradish
1/2 teaspoon Worchestershire Sauce
Zest from 1 Small Lemon
1 teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice
1/8 teaspoon Ground Pepper
1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning (salt free)
6-8 ounces Lump Crab Meat
1/2 Cup Shredded Italian Cheese Blend – for topping
Preheat oven to 350° F
Mix all ingredients except 1/2 cup shredded cheese.
Transfer to a (27oz) oven safe dish.
Sprinkle with extra cajun seasoning and top with remaining shredded cheese.
Bake for 25 minutes. Broil on high for 2-3 minutes or until top is bubbly and browned.
Cranberry Apricot Cheese Ball
8 ounces Cream Cheese – softened
1/3 Cup Chopped Dried Apricots
1/3 Cup Chopped Dried Cranberries
2 Tablespoons Honey
1/16 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 Cup Chopped Pecans
Mix all ingredients except pecans. Refrigerate until firm.
Transfer mixture to a large piece of plastic wrap.
Seal plastic wrap while forming mixture into a ball.
Refrigerate 2 hours.
Remove cream cheese ball from plastic wrap.
Press pecans firmly onto the outside.
Green Chile Cheese Log
16 ounces Cream Cheese – softened
7 ounces Chopped Mild Green Chiles – drained
1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese (I used a Triple Cheddar Blend)
1/4 Cup Black Olives – chopped and patted dry
1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/8 teaspoon Ground Pepper
Mix ingredients. Refrigerate until firm.
Transfer mixture to a large piece of plastic wrap (into a log shape).
Seal plastic wrap and shape mixture into a uniform log shape.
Refrigerate 2+ hours before serving.
*This makes a large amount of dip. Only half is pictured above.
Find your Town House Crackers at Target in the Candy/Cookies/Crackers aisle. There are several varieties. I bought the Town House Original and Town House Pretzel Thins for my party.
These are a few of my favorite party dips.2
Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence says
These all look good, but that crab dip is callin ma NAME!!
Faith (An Edible Mosaic) says
What a lovely holiday spread! Those buttery crackers are my favorite, and that cheese ball is stunning!
I love cheese dips of all shapes and kinds, but I think that hot crab dip might be my favorite of your trio.
Joshua Hampton says
What an awesome idea for a holiday party. I especially love the cheese log dip. Thanks for these recipes.
I can’t decide which of these I want to try first! Maybe the cranberry cheese ball…
Samantha K says
I want to try all of these dips! I love different cheese varieties with Town House. Your table looks so cozy! I want to come to the party! #client
Nicole Harris says
Margaret Brown says
Fantastic dip recipes! We will be having a small celebration in our house this coming weekend and I will include these dip recipes for my visitors. Exciting weekend 😀
Nicole Harris says
Awesome! I hope everyone enjoyed!