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Liptauer Cheese

This is a classic Austrian cheese spread. It is traditionally served with pumpernickel or rye bread.


  • 8 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon anchovy paste or finely chopped anchovies
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped capers
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until thoroughly combined.
  2. Serve with rye or pumpernickel bread, crackers or fresh vegetables.

Makes about 1 cup to serve 6 to 8 as an appetizer.

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