Creamy Swiss and Cracker Appetizer Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 4 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons minced onion
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 cups crackers, crushed

Special Equipment Needed:
- Baking dish
- Mixing bowl
- Whisk

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, Swiss cheese, mayonnaise, onion, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, paprika, dill, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
3. Spread mixture into a baking dish.
4. In a separate bowl, mix together melted butter and crushed crackers.
5. Sprinkle cracker mixture over the top of the cheese mixture.
6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Temperature: 350°F
Serving Size: 8

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 200
Fat: 15g
Carbohydrates: 11g
Protein: 8g

Substitutions for Ingredients
- Cream cheese: Neufchâtel cheese
- Swiss cheese: Gruyère cheese
- Mayonnaise: Greek yogurt
- Onion: Shallot
- Worcestershire sauce: Soy sauce

- Add chopped bacon or ham to the cheese mixture
- Use different types of crackers
- Add different herbs and spices to the cheese mixture

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure the cream cheese is softened before mixing
- Use a whisk to mix the cheese mixture for a smoother texture
- Use a food processor to crush the crackers

Storage Instructions:
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Reheat in the oven at 350°F for 10 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation Ideas:
Serve with fresh vegetables or crackers for dipping.

Garnish with fresh parsley or chives.

Pair with a light white wine or a glass of sparkling cider.

Suggested Side Dishes:
Serve with a fresh salad or a bowl of soup.

Troubleshooting Advice:
If the cheese mixture is too thick, add a tablespoon of milk to thin it out.

Food Safety Advice:
Make sure all ingredients are fresh and not expired.

Food History:
This dish is believed to have originated in Switzerland, where it is known as "Käse-Cracker".

Flavor Profiles:
This dish has a creamy, cheesy flavor with a hint of garlic and herbs.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve as an appetizer or snack.

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Region: Swiss

Taste: Creamy, Swiss, Savory, Crunchy