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Graveyard Dip with Witches Fingers

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Graveyard Dip Witches Fingers

Graveyard Dip Witches Fingers

Linda Larsen
Graveyard Dip with Witches Fingers is a great and easy to make Halloween recipe. A rich caramelized onion dip is accented with puff pastry 'witch' fingers to look like a hand reaching up from the grave. Brrr.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Unfold puff pastry on lightly floured surface and gently press out fold lines. Cut into strips, each about 5" long and ranging from 3/8 to 5/8" in width. Shape one end of each rectangle into a rounded end, brush with lightly beaten egg, and gently press a sliced almond onto the egg to form a fingernail.

Transfer to prepared cookie sheet. Using the back of a knife, gently press lines across each 'finger' to form knuckles. Bake for 8-11 minutes until pastry is puffed and light golden brown. Cool completely on cookie sheet. Can be made ahead of time - store in tightly covered container.

For dip, melt butter and olive oil in a large saucepan. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir over medium-low heat until onions caramelize and turn light brown - about 15 to 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, place cream cheese in large bowl. Pour hot onion mixture over cream cheese and beat to combine. Add sour cream, salt and pepper to taste, and thyme leaves. Cover and chill for 2-3 hours until firm.

Spread dip over serving plate. Choose a thicker 'finger' for the thumb and insert into dip at an angle. Choose other 'fingers' for the rest of the hand and arrange in dip to look like a hand coming out of the dip. Serve immediately!

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