Dip For The Stars

Dip For The Stars


"A delectable layered dip for any special occasion made with feta and cream cheese, pesto, pine nuts and sun-dried tomatoes. Vodka or gin may be substituted for the vermouth. Looks beautiful on the table, tastes heavenly on your tongue!"
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1 h 20 m servings 162 cals
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Original recipe yields 30 servings



  • Calories:
  • 162 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 15.2 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.9g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 234 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a food processor, combine the butter, feta cheese, cream cheese, garlic, shallot, vermouth, and white pepper. Process until smooth.
  2. Oil a medium bowl, or gelatin mold, and line with plastic wrap for easy removal. Layer the dip into the mold as follows: Sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, pesto, cheese mixture. Repeat. Pat down into the mold, and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  3. Turn the dip out onto a serving plate, and remove plastic wrap. Serve with crackers.


  1. 340 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

This is a GREAT recipe, delicious flavors. It makes a ton of dip. It's not really a dip, but more of a layered "torte" of cheese, pesto, sundried tomatoes, etc. I made it for a Christmas gath...

Most helpful critical review

This was pretty good, but not great. A good combination of ingredients, but perhaps in the wrong proportions. Chopping all those sundried tomatoes was too much work for the outcome. The garlic o...

This is a GREAT recipe, delicious flavors. It makes a ton of dip. It's not really a dip, but more of a layered "torte" of cheese, pesto, sundried tomatoes, etc. I made it for a Christmas gath...

This was very good and enjoyed by our guests. The only changes I made in the preparation was that I put the sundried tomatoes in the food processor. I do not care for them in chunks and it rea...

Absolutely the best dip ever! I made it for a holiday party this past weekend - everyone loved it AND many asked me for the recipe~! I did make a few changes based on other reviews. First off I ...

This spread is delicious and unique. It truly is much more colorful than this photo depicts. Couple of tips...I've gotten the best reviews when I serve the spread with slices of baguette bread....

I used my large mixer with a wire beater instead of my tiny processor. This recipe makes a large amount that my processor cannot accomodate. Came out wonderfully. Next time I'll double the amoun...

This dip is raved over everytime. I served it at a dinner party and between 8 people the entire recipe was gone (that is a LOT of dip!). I've been asked to make it several times since. What i...

This was a great recipe. I was a little nervous because I never made anything like this before but everyone loved it. I took it to a Night at the Races event and even people from the next tabl...

My sister made this for a party and people could not stop talking about how delicious this "dip" was. (It's actually more like a spread for crackers.) She halved the recipe for the amount of pe...

Excellent. I will definitely make this again. I omitted the butter and added extra cream cheese.