Vintage Beefy Cocktail Spread

Really… doesn’t “Vintage Beefy Cocktail Spread” make a better headline than…

Liverwurst Spread?

It is ALL in the branding.

The thing is, though, this liverwurst (or, if you prefer, Braunschweiger) spread is really simple to make and really, really tasty, so why not add a mid (2oth) century twist to your appetizer offerings this holidaze season and bring on the beef?

•4 oz cream cheese, softened
•1/2 lb liverwurst
•1 tbsp crème fraîche
•1 cup chopped red onion
•1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
•1/2 tsp Sherry Peppers Sauce*
•1 tsp prepared horseradish
•2 tsp Dijon mustard
•Black pepper
•1 tbsp brandy

*No Sherry Peppers Sauce? No Problem! Simply add a bit of decent sherry (none of that “cooking” stuff) and a dash or three of your fave hot sauce, to taste.

Prep is, as I noted above, dead simple.

Tumble all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl and beat together with your electric mixer.


add all of the ingredients to your food processor, fitted with the plastic blade, and pulse until well and truly mixed.

Back in the day, and enterprising host would then shape this into a ball, cover it with more cream cheese and sprinkle it all with a hefty dose of chopped paprika, but I just serve it in a crock with crackers and cornichons.


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