Dill Pickle Cream Cheese Dip
Originally posted July 27, 2017. Updated 1/8/2021
Well, it's been a long time coming, but I'm happy to announce that the big day is finally here - pre-orders are now open for my upcoming book*, "More Than Poutine: Favourite Foods from My Home and Native Land!
* Update: It’s since been released 🙂
If you're new here, the basics: It's a cookbook that is written from the point of view of a Canadian no longer living in Canada.
Not only does it have great recipes for all of the well known, national favourites... it covers many regional specialties, as well as accurate homemade versions of many of the foods that you can't buy outside of Canada!
It was a lot of fun to develop, and I'm so proud of it!
Anyway, to mark the occasion, I'm going to share one of the recipes that was MOST requested when I polled other expats for commercial foodstuffs that they miss.
Dill Pickle Cream Cheese Dip
There is a line of cream cheese dips back home that is very popular, but not really seen as a Canadian thing... until you leave.
Amazingly enough, while the brand that produces them - Philadelphia - is widely available in the US, this particular product is not carried anywhere but in Canada.
For "More Than Poutine", I developed VERY accurate replica recipes for all 6 flavours of this line - all of which are very quick and easy to make! Gluten-free, too!
The look and texture are bang-on, as-is the flavour... so long as you use the right pickles!
The type of pickle you use will affect the overall taste in the end, so for maximum accuracy, go for a Kosher Dill or Garlic Dill pickle.
If you're not familiar with the source material, feel free to use whatever type of pickle you love to eat.
I hope you enjoy this recipe, and the many others (120+!) in the book.
This recipe is one of many fantastic Canadian recipes in my cookbook, "More Than Poutine: Favourite Foods from my Home and Native Land”.
"More than Poutine" is a Canadian cookbook like no other - written by a Canadian living away, it includes both traditional home cooking recipes, as well as accurate homemade versions of many of the snacks, sauces, convenience foods, and other food items that are hard to come by outside of Canada!
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