Smoked Trout Spread and Crispy Cracker Bread

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A creamy spread that is delicious with crispy cracker bread, or crisp apple or carrot slices. This appetizer was served in cute little mason jars for our Diners, Drive-ins and Dives themed gourmet club.

Smoked Trout Spread and Crispy Cracker Bread


  • Smoked Trout Spread:
  • 8 ounces smoked trout
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 5 teaspoons horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Lemon slice for garnish
  • Serve with Granny Smith apple slices, celery sticks, crisp cracker bread (see recipe)
  • Crispy Cracker Bread:
  • 1/4 ounce active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (105 - 115 degrees)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • coarse salt
  • coarse pepper
  • sesame seeds


  • Smoked Trout Spread:
  • Remove and discard skin and bones from trout, if necessary. Flake trout into small pieces.
  • Pulse cream cheese and next 8 ingredients in a food processor 7 to 8 times or until combined, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Stir in flaked trout. Transfer to a serving dish. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 2 days. If chilled, let stand for 30 mins at room temperature before serving. Serve with cracker bread, apple and carrot slices.
  • Crispy Cracker Bread:
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in sugar, 1 teaspoon salt and butter. Gradually stir in flour, 1 cup at a time, using enough flour to make dough easy to handle. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth (5 mins.)
  • Divide dough into 4 equal portions, shape into balls. Let raise 10 mins. Roll each ball into 12 inch circle. Place on greased cookie sheets. Brush with beaten egg, sprinkle with salt, pepper and sesame seed. Bake for 10 - 15 mins or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire rack. (Bread will be irregular in shape and browning.) To serve, break into pieces.


Smoked Trout Spread adapted from SouthernLiving

Crispy Cracker Bread adapted from Land O Lakes Treasury of Country Cooking Recipes

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