Grannies Clam Dip #SundaySupper

Sunday, September 13, 2015
Grannies Clam Dip is a family favorite and perfect for parties!

We are celebrating National Grandparents Day for this weeks #SundaySupper.
 In memory of my sweet Granny because she was simply one of the most amazing people I've ever met I decided to share my rendition of her famous Clam Dip! 
Grannies Clam Dip isn't actually her recipe since she passed away before I had the opportunity for her to share it with me but my version of a dip she made often for a weekend snack served with ruffled potato chips and lots of veggies.
It was as much a staple in our home as Puff Pancakes and Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup.
It was always a favorite and never lasted long enough.
I choose to name it Grannies Clam Dip since I knew it would pass the test of her picky palate and when I think of Clam Dip I always think of her clam dip.
Some people idol a celebrity or super hero but to me my Grannies is the one I admire.
She was amazing, strong, loving and kind.
Granny set the foundation for my love of the kitchen with all the amazing recipes she served.
Her heart was as beautiful as they come with patience I can only hope will come with age.
She was always so unselfish and giving in every way imaginable! 
She spent endless hours helping me grow into the person that I am today.
With that said I hope you enjoy the recipe for Grannies Clam Dip as my family does.
In a heavy duty skillet add 1 tablespoon Butter,  2 cups Diced Sweet Onions and 2 tablespoons Shallot.
Cook these bad boys over medium-low heat until onions are caramelized.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
At this point the boys started gathering in the kitchen telling me something was smelling AMAZING! 
Beat 4 ounces of Room Temperature Cream Cheese until smooth and creamy.
Scrape sides and bottom of bowl well.
Add 2 cups Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce, 1 tablespoon Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice 1/4 teaspoon Celery Salt, 1/8th teaspoon Cayenne Pepper Or To Taste and mix until well combined.
Scrape sides and bottom of bowl well.
Add caramelized onions, 13 ounces Drained Minced Clams, 1 tablespoon Clam Juice and 1 tablespoons Minced Chives.
Mix until well combined and refrigerate until cold or overnight to allow the flavors to develop! 
Grannies Clam Dip is a must have for Game Day Parties, Tailgating and Holidays!
Garnish with additional chives.
Serve Grannies Clam Dip with lots of chips with ridges, carrots, broccoli, cucumbers and any other favorite veggies.
Just for the record even LJ who's not a big fan of clams gave his stamp of approval and devoured half the bowl while playing a game of keep away from his little brother.
Grannies Clam Dip is not only easy to make it won't last long!
This recipes for you Granny, you may be gone but you will never be forgotten. 
Your memory lives on in the food we eat, recipes we enjoy and memories we make! 
You were an amazing women! 
Even though you never met the kids I know they know you through me and you smile down from heaven watching them grow! 

And to all the other wonderful Grandparents out there Happy Grandparents Day! 
Thank your for all you do! 
You have a huge impact on our future generations and are a wealth of knowledge! 

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Grannies Clam Dip

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
An easy to make Clam Dip from scratch based on my Grannies Clam Dip that was weekend, party staple in our house growing up and always a winning dip in our family.
Prep time: PT5M
Cook time: PT12M
Total time: PT20M
Yield: 12 Servings
Calories per serving: 150
Fat per serving: 12g
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 2 cups Sweet Onions, Diced
  • 2 tablespoons Shallots, Diced Fine
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese, Room Temperature
  • 2 cups Sour Cream Or Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Celery Salt
  • 1/8th teaspoon Cayenne Pepper Or To Taste
  • 13 ounces Canned Minced Clams Drained and 1 tablespoon Clam Juice Reserved
  • 1 tablespoon Chives, Minced Plus More For Garnish
  • For Serving: Potato Chip with Ridges, Broccoli, Carrots, Celery, Cucumber and Bell Pepper
Cooking Directions
  1. In a heavy duty skillet heat over medium-low heat butter, onions, and shallots. Cook until onions are caramelized and very fragrant. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl well.
  3. Add sour cream, worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, celery salt and cayenne pepper. Mix until well combined and scrape bowl well.
  4. Stir in caramelized onions, canned clams and chives until well combined.
  5. Refrigerate until cold or overnight.
  6. Serve with chips and desired veggies.
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  1. You had me at hello with Clam Dip! I have not made it in some time, and this recipe is perfect for football season!

  2. A beautiful tribute to your grandmother. I think this sounds absolutely delicious.

  3. Your grandmother sounds like a terrific role model. And I'm sure she would adore your clam dip--I know I'd love it!

  4. This so reminds me of my youth too! I love the Ruffles with it -- those were a treat Grandma gave us once in a while. Your grandmother sounds wonderful! Great post and I love this dip!

  5. This looks like a dip my grandma used to make too!

  6. What a great story and your Grannies Clam Dip looks out of this world. I could eat the whole recipe.

  7. Hi Serena -- I just love clam dip and will have to try this

  8. Oh my gosh! You have brought back wonderful memories of my Great Grandmother. She always made clam dip for New Years Day. It brought a tear to my eye, but still a sweet memory. I love your more modern twist on clam dip.

  9. This looks very yummy! I haven't had clam dip in ages; guess I need to change that asap!!

  10. I'm not sure I have ever had clam dip but this sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe and your memories of your grandmother.

  11. I love clam dip. It was something my mom always had around on holidays!

  12. I've never heard of clam dip! But it looks like a great game night snack.


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