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Dick Cavett's Bread Pot Fondue

Recipe Ingredients

1 round firm loaf French bread

2 cups shredded sharp cheese

6 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 1/2 cups dairy sour cream

1 cup diced, cooked ham

1/2 cup chopped green onions

1 (3 ounce) can whole mild or hot green chiles, drained and chopped

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 tablespoon butter, melted

Method

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Coat inside bread with garlic butter. Slice off top of bread and reserve top. Hollow out inside with paring knife, leaving 1/2-inch shell. Cut removed bread into 1-inch cubes. You should have about 5 cups. Reserve for toasting.

Combine Cheddar cheese, cream cheese and sour cream in bowl. Stir in ham, green onions, chilies and Worcestershire sauce. Spoon cheese filling into bread shell and replace top of bread. Tightly wrap loaf with several layers of heavy duty aluminum foil, set on cookie sheet. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and heated through.

Meanwhile, stir together bread cubes, oil and melted butter in a bowl. Arrange on cookie sheet. Bake, turning occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes or until brown. Remove and save for the fondue.

When bread is done, remove from oven and unwrap. Transfer to platter. Remove top of bread and stir filling before serving. Use toasted bread cubes or assorted vegetables or chips as dippers for the fondue.

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