Sunday, December 26, 2021

ABC Dip (Artichoke, Brie, Crab) for the 1st Day of Christmas #SundayFunday

Happy 1st Day of Christmas.  No I don't have a Partridge recipe to share with you today but I do have a wonderful, creamy and cheesy seafood dip recipe that is perfect for your next gathering during this 12 Days of Christmas.


The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing NYE ideas today.......Stacy of Food Lust People Love is hosting this month and asked us to join her in sharing NYE foods and traditions saying......
"It's party time - or maybe not. How do you celebrate New Year's Eve? Special dishes and Champagne cocktails? Comfort food and hot toddies? Whether you stay up till midnight or turn in early, your recipe and post should be an ode to your family's New Year's Eve traditions."

We don't really have any New Years Eve Traditions.  When we were young and working as street cops we worked every NYE and often were kept over since we were on afternoons and our shift ended at Midnight.  

When we got older and went to day shift, we usually spent NYE with the kids sometimes making it until midnight but usually not.  

Now....Frank usually stays awake until midnight but I seldom do.  This year we are having our neighbors over for dinner on NYE and then we will visit and probably play some games.  I don't have any idea if they stay up until midnight.  They are all around ourr age so if they are anything like me...probably not LOL.

But while they are here I am going to have some snacks available and one of those snacks is going to be this wonderful crab dip served on crackers or some crusty bread.  It is cheesy, creamy and delicious. The perfect ending to what has been a very trying year for us.

Let's see what the others are serving this New Years Eve......


This dip is as easy as ABC.  Chop some onion and saute it in a little olive oil.  Add some wine and let it cook off then add some cream and Artichokes. Cook and stir for a minute and then start stirring in some Brie cheese.  When the cheese is melted remove from the heat and stir in some Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, lemon zest and juice and a dash of hot sauce.  


Set the sauce aside.  Drain and pick through a container of lump crab meat and spread it in the bottom of a 1 qt. casserole that has been treated with olive oil spray.  Pour the artichoke, brie mixture over the crab meat.  Sprinkle some seasoned bread crumbs over the top and bake until bubbly and the bread crumbs are browned.

ABC dip

This dip is sure to make your NYE memorable and tasty.   Here's to a better, healthy, happy and prosperous 2022.

Appetizers, Dips, Seafood, Artichokes, Cheese
Yield: 20 servings
Author: A Day in the Life on the Farm
ABC Dip (Artichoke, Brie and Crab)

ABC Dip (Artichoke, Brie and Crab)

Artichokes mixed with creamy, melted brie cheese covering tender, sweet lump crab meat topped with bread crumbs and baked to a delicious bubbly, golden brown is a delicous topping for crackers or a baguette slices.
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 35 MinTotal time: 55 Min


  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 2 t. olive oil
  • 1/4 c. dry white wine
  • 4 canned artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 c. heavy cream
  • 1 wheel Brie cheese, rind removed, cut into cubes
  • 1 t. Dijon mustard
  • zest and juice of 1/4 lemon
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • dash of hot sauce
  • 1 t. dried tarragon, crushed
  • 1 (6.5 oz) can lump crab meat, drained and picked over
  • Seasoned bread crumbs


  1. Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over med high heat. Add the onions and cook until fragrant and softened. Add the wine, bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook until liquid is nearly gone.
  2. Stir in the cream and artichokes, cook for a minute and then start adding the brie, a little at a time, stirring until melted. When all of the brie has been added, remove from heat and stir in the Dijon, Worcestershire, hot sauce and tarragon.
  3. Spread the crab meat in the bottom of a 1 qt. baking pn that has been treated with olive oil spray. Pour the artichoke mixture over the crab and sprinkle with a handful of seasoned bread crumbs.
  4. Place in a preheated 400* oven for 10-12 minutes until hot and bubble and the bread crumbs have browned.
  5. Serve with crackers or slices of good bread.


Adapted from a recipe found in Cuisine at Home, Issue # 72

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  1. I can't make it until midnight either, unless we are celebrating New York time!

    1. I am New York time Karen....I actually slept in until after 7 this morning so perhaps I can make it tonight LOL.


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