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Spam, Spam and more Spam recipes

These award-winning recipes come from state fair contests nationwide in 2006 and 2007.
For more recipes, visit www.spam.com.
Baked Apples with Spam Streusel
6 large Braeburn apples
1 (12-ounce) can Spam Classic, finely diced
3/4 C. packed brown sugar
3/4 C. quick-cooking rolled oats
3/4 C. chopped dates
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/3 C. apple juice
1 Tbsp. butter
Core apples and peel the top half of the apple; leaving the skin on the bottom half. Place apples in microwave-safe baking dish.
In a medium bowl, combine the Spam, brown sugar, oats, dates and cinnamon. Fill the center of each apple with the Spam filling and place any extra filling around the apples.
Pour apple juice over the apples and filling. Cut butter into small pieces and place one piece on each apple and the rest over the filling.
Cover the apples with plastic wrap. Pierce the plastic wrap in several places to allow steam to escape while cooking.
Place apples in microwave and heat on medium-high power for 15-20 minutes or until apples are tender. Spoon the liquid in to the bottom of the baking dish over the apples before serving. Serves 6.
Spamilicious Corn Chowder
1 (12-ounce) can Spam with Bacon or Spam Classic, finely diced
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 C. melted butter, divided
1/4 C. all-purpose flour
1 C. chicken broth
1 C. half-and-half
1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
1/4 tsp. chicken bouillon
1 C. frozen corn, slightly thawed
1/2 (16-ounce) package frozen phyllo dough (one 8-ounce roll), thawed (refrigerate until ready to use)
In large skillet, over medium heat, saute Spam and onion in 1/4 cup butter until the onion is softened and the Spam is lightly browned. Reduce heat to low and add the flour; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in the chicken broth and increase the heat to medium. Continue stirring as broth thickens. Add the half-and-half, paprika, bouillon and corn.
Cook and stir for an additional 1-2 minutes or until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
Remove phyllo dough from the refrigerator. Working quickly, separate two sheets of dough and crisscross the sheets over 4 individual (4-inch) glass custard cups or springform pans.
Gently press dough into pans (allowing the excess dough to hang over the edge). Brush the bottom of the dough with melted butter. Repeat this process two more times with phyllo dough and butter.
Pour prepared filling into the pans. Press excess dough over filling, brushing pastry with butter after each fold. Brush the top of each pastry with butter.
Place custard cups or springform pans onto a baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until the tops of each pie are golden brown. Remove pot pies from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Carefully remove pies from pans and enjoy! Serves 4.
Hawaiian Spam Piggies in a Blanket
1 (12-ounce) can Spam Classic (or other variety)
1 (8-ounce) can refrigerated crescent rolls
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (8-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained
1 tsp. honey mustard
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut Spam into 8 equal pieces.
In bowl, combine cream cheese, pineapple and mustard. Separate and roll out the crescent rolls on a baking sheet. Place a slice of Spam onto the large end of each roll. Spread cream cheese mixture over each slice of Spam and roll up.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 8.
Elegant Spam Stuffed Mushrooms
1 (12-ounce) can Spam Classic, diced
2 tsp. garlic powder
6 small Portabella mushrooms, sliced
18 small stuffing portabella mushrooms, stems removed
1 tsp unsalted butter
2 (5-ounce) pkgs herbed cheese (Boursin, Alouette, etc.)
1 to 1 1/2 C. bread crumbs (Artisan bread such as Monterey jack or cheese bread)
1/2 C. unsalted butter, melted
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a skillet on medium heat, brown Spam with garlic powder for 4 minutes. Remove and set aside in a microwavable dish. In the same skillet, on low heat, brown sliced mushrooms and whole portabella mushrooms with one teaspoon butter until brown, about 3 minutes.
Place the whole mushrooms into 9×13-inch baking dish, sprayed with nonstick spray. Chop the sliced mushrooms and add to the Spam mixture. Add herbed cheeses to SPAM and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes (until heated through), stir well. Spoon mixture into mushroom caps.
Top with bread crumbs and drizzle melted butter on top. Bake in preheated oven until bread crumbs are lightly browned, about 10 to 14 minutes.

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