This is a dip my mom has at a Christmas party every year and always raves about. She wasn’t able to get the exact recipe, but we came up with our own version. Now, Virginia ham is not Virginia baked ham. It is that fabulous salty country ham your find on southern style ham biscuits. Make sure you get the right ham if you make this…and you will want to because it is so good and different. And don’t even think about adding salt to this, the ham takes care of that.
10 ounces Virginia/country ham from the deli, chopped and fat removed
14 ounces cream cheese, softened
1.5 cups sour cream
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon white pepper
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
4 ounces pecans, toasted and chopped
Ritz crackers for serving
Preheat oven to 350 degress.
Blend together cream cheese and sour cream. Mix in remaining ingredients, except pecans.Put mixture into a 2 quart baking dish, top with pecans and bake for about 25 minutes, until heated through.
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