It’s Super….


It’s Superbowl this Sunday. All of Seattle is excited. I could care less other than my friend M really, really wants them to win so I will wish them well.

I only show up to people’s houses for the food. I’ll watch football but really I’m more interesting in what kind of dip is on the table. Or the amazing plum wings that someone brought one year and would not share the recipe (hate those people).

I usually make desserts per request of the people having the party but I almost always bring cheese spread of some sort so I at least know there is one dip I want to eat at the table. :) This one uses hard cider as I have been on a bit of a cider over beer kick as of late. Who doesn’t love apple juice with a kick. :P

This is simple to make and best the day after you make it so all the flavors really get in there and get to know each other. That sounds dirty. Oh well.

What are you making for the Superbowl?

Cheddar-Hard Cider Cheese Spread


  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 ½ cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 TBSP heavy cream
  • ¼ tsp Tabasco sauce
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup hard apple cider
  • 1 apple peeled, shredded
  • ½ cup pecans or walnuts, chopped finely


  1. Combine the cream cheese, mustard, cheese, cream, Tabasco, and salt in a food processor.
  2. Process for about 30 seconds, add the beer, and continue processing until very smooth.
  3. Pulse in the apples and pecans/walnuts until just dispersed.
  4. Can be stored in fridge for up to 4 days.
  5. You will want to take it out an hour before serving if you do refrigerate.


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  1. I’m with you, Peabody, but on the other side (I live in Denver). My apathy knows no bounds ;). But I’ll go to a party, because apparently it’s the law. Have fun! :)

  2. I’m definitely more into the food that is in front of me. I love college football but have no commitment to professional football. I would definitely be interested in this dip in front of me ;-)

  3. There’s a Super Bowl this weekend? ;) Haha, yeah, I’m not into it either.

  4. I was never much into the Super Bowl until last year when, for some reason, I fell in love with the Ravens (for the record, Jacoby Jones was the only reason I ever watched DWTS after seeing him with his 109-yard TD). And now since the Ravens aren’t in the Super Bowl I don’t care about watching it, haha. Buuuut I will admit that I’m rooting for the Seahawks, because the first Super Bowl I actually remember was the Seahawks versus the Steelers, and I don’t like the Steelers, even though they won me a 5 cent bet when they won that Super Bowl. So go Seahawks! :P

    This dip sounds awesome, and it’ll fit right in between my pizza dip and my hot crab dip when I watch the Super Bowl…commercials. :D

  5. I will be studying for my organic chem exam. Good thing I really don’t care about football ;) But I do hope the Broncos win, but only because Colorado is my home.

  6. This sounds and looks great.

  7. Yum!! I love football watching for all the snacking! : ) We were asked to bring a dip to the party we are attending tomorrow and I think I will have to give this dip a try! Sounds delish!

  8. I love this dip with a twist! what a fantastic thing to bring to a party!

  9. I looked at this recipe a dozen times. Not going to a party, but I just have to make it. Thanks for the idea, my thighs will thank you later.


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