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Hot Clam Dip II

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe is from my mother, who makes this yummy dip every year on New Year's Eve."
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3 h 15 m servings 336
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  2. Cut off top of bread and set aside. Hollow loaf, leaving 1 1/2 to 2 inch 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 aluminum foil.
  4. Bake at 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) 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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  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 336 calories; 14.8 30.2 20.1 72 582 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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!

Most helpful critical review

I tried this recipe but found it to be bitter. Beer, grated Onion hot pepper sauce and Worcestershire sauce are all bitter ingredients. I would suggest less grated onion or use sweet onion (vada...

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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!

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 i...

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 ab...

I changed the clams to crabs and it turned out great! I've made it a few times and it always goes over well.

This is a great recipe! For those who like a bit more zesty flavor, i made some minor changes. I added 4 cloves of pressed garlic in place of the onion. 4 teaspoons instead of 2 for the Worceste...

I thought this was good not great, although my family loved it and ate it all up! Thanks

This was good, but a little bland. A bit more hot sauce, onion, and beer will fix it. We served it with crackers b/c toasted bread really didn't hold up, it was a little to thick. Coming to the ...

Awesome!! My whole family loved this. Even those who are not big clam fans ate it up. I baked it for 2 hours (1 hour less than suggested in recipe) and it was fantastic. Great appitizer for part...

I made this for a New Year's Eve party at my boss's house. When he asked me what I was bringing, he was like not thrilled with the idea. Boy did he change his mind after I brought it. There w...