Pieces of bacon really enhance this spicy clam dip, that has been a mainstay in the family for over forty years. Best served with ridge type potato chips. Serves around ten, although two can do a number - once you start!!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain, crumble and set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir cream cheese until smooth. Stir one can of clams with juice into the cream cheese. Drain the other can, reserving the juice, and stir those clams in as well. Mix in the hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice. Stir in crumbled bacon. Cover and refrigerate dip and reserved clam juice for one hour.

  • Remove dip from the refrigerator, and stir in just enough of the reserved clam juice to make the dip soft enough to dip a chip into.

Note

I like to freeze leftover juice, accumulating over a period of time, to use when making clam chowder.

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; protein 14.8g 30% DV; carbohydrates 3.4g 1% DV; fat 23.9g 37% DV; cholesterol 85.4mg 29% DV; sodium 322.6mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is the best clam dip I have ever had. Once I start eating it I can not stop. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
Bland and tasteless. Tried to pep it up with more tobasco horseradish and garlic but ended up tossing the mix. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is the best clam dip I have ever had. Once I start eating it I can not stop. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I never cared for clam dip until I had this it is by far the best clam dip I have ever tasted. When I start eating it I can not stop. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
Bland and tasteless. Tried to pep it up with more tobasco horseradish and garlic but ended up tossing the mix. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Great tasting! I served it at a family function and it was gone in minutes. This was very flavorful and it will be served again and again....thank you for submitting it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2010
great receipe but i would back off a few slices of bacon if you want more clam taste then bacon taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2007
The texture of the canned clams kind of creeped me out so next time I will use the food processor to blend it smooth. Great flavor I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2010
Great recipie! I have made this dip for several events. It was a hit every time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2011
I made this dip (added some green onions) and took it to a neighborhood social. I liked it but at the end of the evening it was hardly touched. Party-goers finished up the crab dip spinach dip and other old favorites almost completley ignoring this offering. I guess it wasn't tasty enough. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/03/2007
I have no idea what happened to this recipe as I prepared it. I followed the directions to a T and it was YUCK. I added more hot sauce and cayenne Old Bay paprika garlic salt and it was better. Unfortunatly the only thing that really liked it at the picnic were the yellow jackets! It was a waste of good costly ingredients. Read More
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