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New England Clam Dip

New England Clam Dip
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Yield: Makes 2 cups

In this easy New England clam dip recipe, sour cream and cream cheese pair with tender clams, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and onion to form a tasty classic you won't be able to resist. Why settle for store-bought when homemade tastes this good?

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  • 1 3-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 7-ounce can minced clams
  • 1/2 pint (1 cup) sour cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons onion juice (see Note)
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice


Drain the clams, reserving some of the liquid, and mash into the softened cream cheese. Add the remaining ingredients and blend well.

If a thinner dip is required, use 1 or 2 tablespoons of the reserved clam liquid to thin the mixture.

Serve with corn or potato chips.

Additional Notes:

Onion juice is easily produced by grating an onion, then straining the pulp to free the onion juice.
Updated Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

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One Response to New England Clam Dip

  1. Charles Russell December 24, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

    I tried this clam dip – not at all pleased with it.
    The lemon juice flavor was somewhat overwhelming – so if you try it – cut the lemon juice at least in half.
    I think I will look for another recipe before trying to tweak this one

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