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Happy Vampire Fondue

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2008-07-25 Appetizer
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Bread shaped as creepy Halloween characters with a grape or olive topping, dipped in a cheesy bloody mary dip.

  • Servings: 24

Ingredients:

½ cup Blood Orange Juice
2 Tbsp Ketchup
2 tsp Tabasco Mild Bloody Mary Sauce
¾ cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
11 oz can Refrigerated French Bread
¼ cup Kalamata Olive Spread
¼ cup Black Grapes
Bat Shaped Cookie Cutters, other halloween shapes may be used as well

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Puree the black grapes and set aside.

Lay the refrigerator French bread on a board.

Using a rolling pin, roll to the dough until it is 1 inch thick.

Cut French loaf into bat shapes using the cookie cutter and place on a well greased cookie sheet.

Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes.

Allow to cool.

Using a knife, spread a heaping teaspoon of the kalamata topping on half of the bats.

Top the other half of the bats with the black grape puree.

In a glass bowl, combine the blood orange juice, ketchup, bloody mary sauce, and the cheese.

Stir until well mixed.

Heat in the microwave until cheese is completely melted (about 2 minutes). Stir thoroughly.

Pour the bloody mary cheese dip into a serving bowl and place in the middle of a serving platter surrounded by the black bats.

Helpful Tips:

The kalamata olive bread topping is a hit with adults, while the sweeter black grapes are more popular with the kids.