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Amish Dip

This is another recipe from Bill Hilbrich from Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Bill says that if you have any questions feel free to email him - click here or if you would like to know a little bit more about Bill have a look at his Bio page - click here.

Bill says: "The original recipe was featured on PBS "Quilt Country with Marcia Adams". It was often served on dark heavy bread as a sandwich at quilting bees*".


8 Ounces of Cream Cheese
1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
1 Tin (6 1/2 Oz) Tuna
1/2 Cup chopped and pitted Olives
1/2 Cup chopped nuts - Walnuts or Almonds.
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
Black Pepper to taste


Mix all the ingredients, adding more or less Mayonnaise depending on your desire to make a chip dip or a sandwich spread.

* I asked Bill what "quilting bees" were having never heard of them in the UK. This was his reply:

A group of women who sit around a large table and work together to sew a quilt. Sometimes they might sit on chairs arranged in a circle with the children playing in the middle, and that would be called a sewing circle. The quilting bees were co-operative efforts that also included a pot lunch meal where everyone brought something and the hostess made the Amish Dip. A good time to help each other and to visit while the men were working in the field.

Bill Hilbrich