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    Question Crock Pot question

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    Hey there.
    If a hot dip recipe says "bake in a 350 oven for 15 minutes" - can you make that same recipe in a crockpot (heating, say, for a couple of hours), or should you heat in the oven and then transfer to a crockpot on warm to keep it warm? I'm pondering a hot crab dip for Christmas Eve, but all the recipes call for heating in an oven. We're taking appetizers to my mom - who is in a group rehab home - and I want some way to ensure it stays warm.
    Thanks!
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    Why not use a recipe that's specifically for a crock pot?
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    7Rider, you can convert some recipes to crock pot cooking but keep in mind that the consistency of the dip may change. Also, you will not have a browned, crusty top. On the plus side, your dip will always be warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen View Post
    Why not use a recipe that's specifically for a crock pot?
    Cuz when I did a search on "Crock Pot crab dip" I didn't find anything I liked (I like simple), or that actually used a crock pot.
    But thanks for the link...because your search turned up some different results vs. mine.

    Yeah, Sundial....I'm debating losing that crusty top thing, too. Hmmm...come to think of it...I may have a warming tray in the basement......
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    I was kinda thinking that too. I have a picture in my head of something covered with a cheddar cheese crust....

    How far do you have to transport this culinary temptation?
    Now I'm thinking just bundle it up and carry it in a cooler.
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    I wouldn't try the same recipe in a crock pot and expect it to come out right. The consistency will be likely disappointing.

    Also, nothing will really 'cook' with 2 hours in a crock pot. Crock pots work best over longer time periods.

    I've had luck in making hot dishes then wrapping them in tin foil and then a couple of thick towels top and bottom...and into a shopping bag. Keeps them warm for several hours. They also now sell insulated shopping bags and zip-over covers that keep casseroles hot or cold- check your supermarket- mine sells them both large and small. Obviously other large stores may carry them too.

    But you've inspired me- I'm going into the kitchen right now to start some veggie soup in my crockpot so it'll be ready tonight!
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    I put the fresh cooked items (hot pan) into a large roasting pan with lid then put the pan in a cooler and fill all the dead space with towels. This will keep a turkey piping hot also moist and delicious for at least 5 hours.

 

 

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