German Beer Cheese Spread Recipe
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German Beer Cheese Spread Recipe

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We’re of German heritage, so we love bold flavors. Cheddar and beer make a tangy dip to serve with pretzels, crackers, pumpernickel and brats. Choose a beer that you really enjoy the flavor of, as it will come through in your finished recipe. —Angela Spengler, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup German beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers) equals 95 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 187 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place cheese in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped, about 1 minute. Add Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Gradually add beer, while continuing to process, until mixture is smooth and spreadable, about 1-1/2 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a serving bowl or gift jars. Refrigerate, covered, up to 1 week. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Originally published as German Beer Cheese Spread in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2014

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers) equals 95 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 187 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"This cheese dip has great flavor. Like one other reviewer, I wasn't crazy about the texture of the dip prepared according to the recipe. I decided to heat it in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often. This gave me a warm, melty cheese dip that we used for soft pretzels and cooked kielbasa. It was great! Also, I used a lighter, lager-style beer instead of a dark German brew."

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Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

"Really like this dip...have made it several times. However, the texture is very grainy. Its not the coarse mustard its the consistency of the cheese itself. I personally don't care but some others seem to have a textural issue. Anyone have any thoughts?"

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Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"This was fun, easy and different from my usual. Yum!"

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Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"We made this for our Oktoberfest style dinner and it was a big hit. Served it with bread pretzels and small rye bread slices. It does make a lot--next time I will probably make a half batch."

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2014

"This is a quick and easy dip. It is always a hit with the adults. My boys aren't huge fans when I use dark German beers."

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