This recipe is from my mother, who makes this yummy dip every year on New Year's Eve.

Lara

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

336 calories; protein 20.1g 40% DV; carbohydrates 30.2g 10% DV; fat 14.8g 23% DV; cholesterol 72mg 24% DV; sodium 582.1mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2010
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 (vadalia) I think with the sweet onion the recipe would be less bitter. I would try this recipe again with some adjustments. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 29
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  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2009
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2006
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2005
I changed the clams to crabs and it turned out great! I've made it a few times and it always goes over well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2009
I thought this was good not great although my family loved it and ate it all up! Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2010
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 Worcestershire and lemon juice. 2 teaspoons of hot sauce. I use tapatio. 4 tablespoons of beer instead of two. I also added a 1/2 cup of finely grated sharp cheese. I used parmasean but you could use any sharp cheese with a little bite to it. Other than those few minor tweaks this is the best hot clam dip i have found. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2009
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 next potluck with a little fixin'! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2005
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 parties!! Suggestion: buy some extra bread to use for dipping or include crackers on the serving plate. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2004
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 was no dip left but plenty of everything else that everybody else had brought. Personally I will be making this for all parties from now on. This is an exceptional dip and the presentation is great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2010
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 (vadalia) I think with the sweet onion the recipe would be less bitter. I would try this recipe again with some adjustments. Read More
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