1 ¾ Cups Cream Cheese
1 Cup Sour Cream
4 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
2 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
2 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 Pound & 2 Ounces Fresh Cooked Crabmeat
1 Cut In Half Garlic Clove
Butter For Greasing
Salt & Pepper
Fresh Dill For Garnish
Crackers Or French Bread To Serve
Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Add the crabmeat, salt & pepper and gently stir together. Taste and add extra Worcestershire sauce if needed. Cover and let chill for up to 24 hours.
When you are ready to heat the dip, remove it from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350° F. Rub the cut sides of the garlic cloves over the base and sides of an oven proof dish suitable for serving from. Then lightly grease and spoon the crab mixture into the dish and smooth the surface. Heat the dip through in the oven for 15 minutes.
The dip is best kept warm when served, traditionally by using a chafing dish heated by a candle. Either spoon the dip into such a dish, sprinkle with dill and set over the heat source or set the dip in its ovenproof dish over a fondue burner and garnish with dill. Serve with crackers or French bread pieces. Serves 8 to 12