Saturday, November 8, 2008

Cheddar Ale Spread

This little spread is quite tasty! It comes together in almost no time using only one bowl - the one in the food processor. You can definitely taste the beer that you use so make sure to use something decent that you would enjoy drinking yourself. Enjoy this smooth, cheesey spread with pretzels, crackers, and cut veggies!

Cheddar Ale Spread
from Brown Eyed Baker
Makes about 3 cups

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2½ cups shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons heavy cream
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup beer (pretty much anything but a light beer)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (I substituted 2 teaspoons dried)

Combine the cream cheese, mustard, cheddar cheese, cream, and salt in a food processor. Process for 30 seconds, add the beer, and continue processing until very smooth. Pulse in the parsley until just dispersed.

This can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You will want to take it out an hour before serving if you do refrigerate.

4 comments:

madebymel said...

Mmmm I made this back in September and it was DELICIOUS! Now I am craving it again!

priscilla said...

yummy, this looks so good!

Katie said...

Oh yum! I wanted to try this when I saw it posted. Now that you like it too, I have more motivation! Looks great!

Juliann said...

I think you picked this as one of your favorite for the year.....um, I know why, IT WAS AWESOME. So quick, so easy, not too many ingredients and it was so flavorful. I served it with pretzels and it was almost gone at the end of our tailgate. I will be bringing this to all my football get togethers for sure. The beer flavor wasnt too overpowering either, because I hate beer but love the dip thanks for posting