All American Rueben Spread Appetizer

December 28, 2008

This is a fantastic appetizer to bring to a potluck gathering, whether it is New Years, Superbowl, or a beach party.  When you take this to a gathering, bring along the recipe, because you will be asked for it!


2 cups dairy sour cream

1 cup Mayonnaise (not salad dressing)

2 cups (8 oz.) shredded American or Swiss Cheese

8 oz. can sauerkraut, drained

8 oz. deli corned beef, diced

¼ cup diced green onion

2 teaspoons caraway seeds

1-lb round unsliced pumpernickel, rye, or sourdough bread for bread bowl

1-lb pumpernickel, rye or sourdough bread, cubed, for dipping

In large bowl stir together all ingredients except bread. Chill 2 hours or longer to blend flavors. Cut thin lengthwise slice off top of one loaf of bread. Hollow out center of bread leaving 1 inch shell. Fill with chilled spread. Cut inner shell and remaining bread into cubes for dipping, serve along side bread bowl.

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