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  1. 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (very soft but not melted) 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder cayenne pepper (optional or adjust to taste) 2 tablespoons sour cream 1/2 cup kraft thousand island dressing (or use another popular brand) 1 3/4 cups shredded swiss cheese , divided 4 ounces sliced pastrami, chopped (or use Deli corned beef, chopped) 1/2-3/4 cup sauerkraut , well drained (hand-squeeze out any excess moisture) toasted pumpernickel bread, slices (use cocktail size bread slices, can use cocktail size rye bread, toasted)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Grease a 9 or 10-inch glass pie plate.

  3. In a bowl combine the soft cream cheese with garlic powder, cayenne pepper (if using) sour cream and Thousand Island dressing; mix vigorously until very smooth.

  4. Mix in 1-1/4 cups Swiss cheese and the chopped pastrami or corned beef.

  5. Spread the mixture into the pie plate.

  6. Top with the sauerkraut, then sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup Swiss cheese on top.

  7. At this point you may cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.

  8. Bake (400 degrees F) for about 15-20 minutes or until edges are bubbly and the mixture is very hot in the middle, you may need a slightly longer baking time if the mixture was chilled. ?


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