Octoberfest Cheese Dip

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Octoberfest Cheese Dip

Created By Melvin McKnight of Dallas, TX

1st Place — Cooking with Cheese



1 T. olive oil

2/3 c. mayonnaise

1 c. diced onion

½ c. milk

½ c. shredded smoked cheddar

¼ tsp. salt

1 c. shredded extra sharp cheddar

3 T. German-style mustard

1/2 c. shredded Swiss cheese

1 c. peeled and diced Granny Smith apple



Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat oil in skillet, add onions and cook stirring constantly until they are golden brown. Remove from heat and cool slightly. In a large bowl combine smoked cheddar, extra sharp cheddar, Swiss cheese, mayonnaise, milk, and German-style mustard. Mix with handheld mixer until well combined. Stir in onions and apples. Spread into a 1-quart baking dish. Bake 40 minutes or until dip is bubbling and top is slightly browned. Serve with crackers and chips.

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