Clam dip in a bread bowl

    3 hours 15 min

    This is a great appetiser to serve for any type of dinner party. A bread bowl is filled with a clam and cream cheese filling, before being baked.

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    Makes: 12 servings

    • 1 large round crusty bread
    • 450g cream cheese, softened
    • 2 tablespoons grated onion
    • 2 tablespoons beer
    • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 (280g) tins baby clams, drained and finely chopped

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 120 C / Gas 1/2.
    2. Cut off top of bread and set aside. Hollow out loaf, leaving 3.75cm to 5cm shell. Reserve the bread that you pull out of the loaf.
    3. In a medium-size bowl, combine cream cheese, onion, beer, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, hot pepper sauce and salt. Beat well. Fold clams into the mixture. Pour clam mixture into the hollowed out bread bowl, cover the bread bowl with the bread top. Wrap the loaf in foil.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 3 hours. Use the leftover bread torn from inside the loaf to make bread cubes to dip with. Toast bread cubes with dip during last 5 minutes of baking time.

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    We make this dip all the time, but we substitute 2 cans of crab for the clams and add jalapenos to spice it up. It's a great dip!  -  04 Dec 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was craving good clam dip and this was great. I didn't do it in a bread bowl, just mixed up the dip ingredients and cooked it in the oven in casserole dish at 300 for about 25 minutes until it was bubbly - it was a hit!  -  22 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I loved this recipe - it was SO easy to put together, and it was a huge hit! We brought it to a party, and it was the only thing that was completely devoured. I only had time to cook it for about 1-1/2 hrs (although I did use the convection setting on my oven) and it still turned out great. I bought a couple of extra baguettes and sliced them up to serve with this. Wonderful!  -  17 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)