Yes, I know, it looks awful. Trust me sisters, it ain't. This is one of my favourite appetizers to make, and to eat! It's always a hit no matter where it is! I believe it originates from one of my hubby's cousins, but don't quote me on that. It's called Hot Ham & Cheese Dip. Here's the recipe:
8 oz. Cream Cheese (1 block) - room temp works best 1.5 cups of sour cream (doesn't work as well with light sour cream) 2 cups grated cheddar 1 cup cubed, cooked ham 1/4 cup onion ( I think I use more like 1/2 cup) 2 tsp red pepper diced (I use a whole, small red pepper cuz that's just how I roll) 1 tsp Worcheister Sauce
Here's the easy part: throw all of the above into a corningware dish, blend it with your electric hand held mixer, cover and throw in the oven for 1 hour @ 350*.
Hollow out a sourdough loaf, save the 'guts' and cube them up. I also usually buy a loaf of french bread and cube the whole thing up as well to serve with the dip.
After the dip has cooked for an hour, pull it out, let it sit for approx 10 minutes, and pour into sourdough loaf. Note: it will be runny right after it comes out of the oven, but it will thicken up fast!
It definitely ain't fat free, but it smells and tastes heavenly! Perfect appy for New Year's Eve!