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At the Table with Branson.com: Pretzel Dogs and Pumpkin Beer Cheese Dip

Branson brings a lot to the table – shows, attractions, tons of family fun, and more. In celebration of football season kick off, we’re bringing something new to the table and saving a seat – just for you!

Sure to please everyone at the tailgate, these pretzel dogs with pumpkin beer cheese dip are easy to make and prepare – and pretty fun, too! Follow our recipe below, and then pull up a seat at our table. You’re always welcome in Branson, Missouri.

Ingredients:

  • 8 defrosted frozen dinner rolls
  • 8 all beef hot dogs
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • coarse salt

Instructions:

  1. Roll each dinner roll into a rope. Make sure it’s thin enough to wrap around each hot dog! Wind each one around a hot dog from top to bottom, tucking the dough into itself so it doesn’t unravel.
  2. Boil 32 ounces of water.
  3. Carefully pour baking soda into the boiling water.
  4. Place 2 pretzel dogs into the water for about 30 seconds total. Use a slotted spoon to remove them and place them on either a pan to cook or a cooling rack temporarily.
  5. Combine and mix egg and water. Use a food brush to cover in the egg wash and sprinkle the coarse salt on top.
  6. Place the dogs on a sprayed baking sheet if you haven’t already. Bake at 450F for 6-8 minutes, or until the dogs are as brown and cooked as you want them to be. While they’re cooking, start making the cheese dip!

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces of pumpkin beer
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • a dash of cayenne
  • a dash of salt
  • a dash of pepper
  • 10 ounces of Vermont Cheddar Cheese

Instructions:

  1. Pour the beer into a measuring cup and stir to get some of the carbonation out.
  2. Over medium heat, melt the butter in a medium pot.
  3. Add the flour and constantly whisk until the mixture is smooth and light tan.
  4. Slowly, add the beer and continue whisking. Increase the heat as high as you need to and leave at a simmer for about 3-4 minutes, continuing to whisk.
  5. Add the pumpkin pie spice, cayenne, salt and pepper, and continue whisking until the mixture thickens.
  6. Add the cheese in 3 parts. If you want to make it easier, shred the cheese beforehand.
  7. Taste the dip and add any additional seasonings you may want.
  8. Serve warm with pretzel dogs!

Enjoy! We can’t wait to see you in Branson! Find all of your shows, attractions, and lodging at our site!

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