Liptauer Cheese Spread for #SundaySupper

by Renee on September 8, 2013

Liptauer Cheese Spread | Magnolia Days

Cars, trucks, and campers were parked as far as the eye could see. The air was filled with a heavenly scent wafting from grills and smokers. Fans congregated around waiting for the feast. Music of all types could be heard while walking through the lots. Tailgating is one of the highlights of attending a major sports event. Football and racing fans really know how to do it right. The food and beverages served range from simple appetizers to gourmet meals. Liptauer cheese spread is a tasty appetizer for any tailgate whether is at the venue or your home.

Tailgating is something I haven’t done in a long time. However, party food is a different story. Tailgating food and party food are about the same thing as far as I’m concerned. There’s something special about it. Perhaps because it usually involves a gathering of people having fun. It’s a time filled with laughing, eating, drinking, and sharing with friends and family.

Liptauer Cheese Spread | Magnolia Days

Liptauer cheese spread is a quick and easy appetizer. It’s made with some of my favorite ingredients. First there’s cream cheese and butter as the base. You know it’s good when it starts out that way. Then a little sour cream goes in along with spicy mustard, onion, and capers to make it nice and savory. Paprika and caraway seeds give it a European flair. Mix it all up, chill it for a bit, and then serve it with cocktail bread or crackers. Or you might find yourself eating it with a spoon which I may or may not have done a few times. Washing it down with a glass of wine or a daiquiri is quite nice too.

Do you tailgate at a sports event or celebrate the game at home? If so, you need recipes whether it is for being at the venue, in your living room, or in your back yard. If not, you still need recipes for any party or entertaining. Be sure to scroll down to find a list and links to lots of recipes. The Sunday Supper bloggers have an incredible offering for the Tailgating event.

Liptauer Cheese Spread

15 minutes

Makes 12 to 16 servings

Liptauer Cheese Spread

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped capers
  • 2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds

Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir together or use an electric mixer on low speed to combine until smooth.

Transfer into a serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

Serve with cocktail bread and/or crackers.

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Recipe adapted from the Gulden’s Makes Good Food Taste Great Cookbook (Amazon Affiliate link)

Want to make your tailgating the best ever? Here are recipes by Sunday Supper bloggers that are great for fueling up before the game or while you are cheering your team on to victory:

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The Ninja Baker September 8, 2013 at 5:01 am

As a lover of all things dairy, the liptauer cheese spread base suits me beautifully. And I bet the additions of mustard, paprika and anchovies give the dip the perfect balance.

Speaking of balance, your photo of the track of bread and Liptauer cheese are beautiful!

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Thanks so much and you know you always make my day with your kind compliments of my photos.

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Stacy September 8, 2013 at 5:03 am

Forget the crackers, Renee! I fear I would eat this with a spoon. In the kitchen. Where I wouldn’t have to share.

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Yep, that has happened here. I may have hid it from my husband so I wouldn’t have to share. Good thing I take photos while he is at work.

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes September 8, 2013 at 7:13 am

I’ve been very intrigued by this spread ever since watching Nigella make it on tv, the way she described it sounded finger licking. I’m giving this recipe a try very soon Renee! You snake container for the crackers is just awesome!

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I didn’t know Nigella made it on TV. I’m going to have to look that up and see her version. I do enjoy watching Nigella and she shares great recipes.

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Lane @ Supper for a Steal September 8, 2013 at 8:25 am

You had me at cream cheese! Sounds like a great dip to me. And that tray the crackers are on is so cool.

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Thanks Lane!

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Family Foodie September 8, 2013 at 9:17 am

The only thing that would make this cheese spread better would be if you and I wee enjoying it together over a bottle of wine!

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:08 pm

I totally agree Isabel.

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers September 8, 2013 at 9:20 am

YUM!!!! I love the dip it looks so cheesy good!!

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Oh yea! Cheesy and buttery good.

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Jen @JuanitasCocina September 8, 2013 at 9:27 am

I want a spoon and this and my life would be complete.

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:09 pm

You make me smile Jen. Thanks so much.

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Alida September 8, 2013 at 10:01 am

So cheesy and good…this sounds wonderful! And I love the silver dish you are using for the crackers.

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Thanks Alida. I’ve always loved that dish. I’ve had it for years.

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Heather @girlichef September 8, 2013 at 10:28 am

Oh man, I love liptauer spread! I park myself in front of it and settle in ;). That cracker tray is SO fun :).

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:11 pm

This is certainly a spread that keeps you coming back to it. Well, if you ever walk away. I’d park by it too.

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Megan @ I Run For Wine September 8, 2013 at 10:33 am

I’ve never heard of this cheese spread before but wow does it sound incredible. I love that dish too!!!

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Thanks Megan

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Anne @ Webicurean September 8, 2013 at 11:12 am

That spread looks delicious! Tailgating around here is serious business for 49er fans … they’re a little scary, actually!

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I’ve heard 49er fans can be quite serious and very enthusiastic. I bet it is a bunch of fun to watch those fans in action.

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Marjory @ Dinner-Mom September 8, 2013 at 11:14 am

Wow! I’ve never heard of this cheese spread either…but, I would love some right now!

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Thanks Marjory

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Susan September 8, 2013 at 11:36 am

Ever since I saw your title I was wondering what this was, never heard of it before! I can see this being hard to put down though

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Oh it is hard to put down. It keeps calling my name and won’t stop until it’s gone.

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Tammi @ Momma's Meals September 8, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I love cheese dips! This looks great, I’m always looking for a new one to try, oh and I love the serving platters :)

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Thanks Tammi

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Dorothy at Shockngly Delicious September 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Never heard of liptauer before but it sounds utterly delicious!

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

It sure is Dorothy!

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Nicole September 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Oh wow. I am so hungry and this just pushed me over the edge. This looks fabulous Renee… so creamy and delicious. I love the flavorful combination of ingredients, want to try soon! Great recipe!

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Thanks Nicole. And I get so hungry too looking at all the Sunday Supper posts. I have to remember to eat before I go visiting them.

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Beate September 8, 2013 at 3:41 pm

I absolutely agree party food = tailgate food which in return equates for fun times with friends and family.

Your Liptauer Cheese sounds simply amazing. I want to be as the same party as you :)

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I hope one day we can be at the same party. It would be such fun!

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Laura September 8, 2013 at 3:46 pm

I love, love, love your serving dish! What else do you use it for and where did you get it from?

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I use the serving dish mainly for bread and crackers. I’ve had it for about 20 years. I can’t remember where I got it because it’s been so long ago.

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kathia September 8, 2013 at 4:28 pm

I just want to eat that dip right now. :D is that bad?

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:18 pm

It’s not bad at all. I could eat it just about any time of the day or night.

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Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP) September 8, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Love the dip, but what I really want to know is where you found that serving dish for the mini bread slices!!! I want one! :-)

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I got the serving dish somewhere in Atlanta about 20 years ago. I can’t remember exactly where I got it though.

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Kim@Treats & Trinkets September 8, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I’ve never heard of liptauer cheese dip, but it sounds delish. And I adore that serving dish the bread is in!

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Thanks Kim

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Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories) September 8, 2013 at 6:57 pm

I know this is for a tailgating post, but I think this will be awesome for my upcoming holiday dinners! I’m always looking for new cheese spread or cheese ball ideas and this sounds delicious.

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I totally agree it would be good for the holidays or any party. It will be served here for lots of occasions.

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Carla September 8, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Oh I love how there’s anchovy paste in this! I already know this spread will be a winner.

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:21 pm

The anchovy paste really puts it over the top. I love the onions and capers in it too.

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Hezzi-D September 8, 2013 at 8:07 pm

I’ve never heard of this before but it has some of my favorite ingredients in it so I’m sure it’s a winner! I love the dish that’s holding the bread or crackers….so unique!

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Thanks Heather. It really is a unique dish. I had to have it when I saw it long ago. I’m so glad I bought it.

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Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba) September 8, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Rich and creamy, looks decadent

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Thanks Sarah. Yes, it is a bit decadent. Worth it too.

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Conni @FoodieArmyWife September 8, 2013 at 9:30 pm

That dip sounds delicious – and holey socks I LOVE that dish!

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Thanks Conni. That dish has been a treasure of mine for a long time.

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Courtney @ Neighborfood September 8, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Pass the triscuits please! Also, that is the coolest cracker bowl ever!!!

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Thanks Courtney

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Renee - Kudos Kitchen September 9, 2013 at 11:55 am

I’m with you 100% about tailgating food and party food being the same thing. There is nothing like a good appetizer and yours sounds amazing! I’m loving the combination of anchovies and capers along with the cheese. SO GOOD…and then you add caraway? Be still my heart!!! I’m printing this and will be making it soon! Thanks for the recipe. Oh, I also LOVE that curvey dish. It’s so unusual!

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Renee September 9, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Thanks Renee. Glad to see another caraway fan out there. It’s so much a part of my German side that I can’t help but love it.

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Cindys Recipes and Writings September 9, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Very intriguing, Renee! Love your serving dish too!

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Renee September 10, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Thanks Cindy

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Lori September 10, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Oh YUM! I’ve never heard of lipatuer cheese spread before, but this looks just fantastic. I’ve recently started making beer cheese spread. I want to try this next!

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Renee September 10, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Oh now you have me wanting to investigate beer cheese spread. Sounds yummy.

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Lori September 11, 2013 at 12:33 am

Oh, you should try it! I use this recipe right here:

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/05/connies-beer-cheese-spread-recipe.html

I actually use a little bit of sriracha, since I don’t have Cholula around. And I can’t remember what type of beer I used, but it certainly wasn’t anything fancy. Everybody loved this dip!

Anita at Hungry Couple September 11, 2013 at 7:39 am

How is it that I’ve never heard of this cheese spread?? It sounds fantastic!

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Renee September 11, 2013 at 11:50 am

I don’t know Anita but I’m glad I could help you to discover it.

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Laura | Small Wallet, Big Appetite October 8, 2013 at 1:22 pm

My husband would flip for this spread with anchovy paste. I have never developed a taste for it but he just adores it.

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Renee October 8, 2013 at 2:19 pm

The anchovy paste does give it a nice flavor. It’s not a big anchovy flavor, just a hint of something in the background.

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Renee September 11, 2013 at 11:49 am

Thanks for the link Lori. I’ll give it a looksie. I have both Cholula and sriracha in my pantry.

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