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Hearty Cheese Spread

 Hearty Cheese Spread
Using the red wax covering from gouda cheese, Vernie Nicolaisen of Cherokee, Iowa fashions a decorative "poinsettia" bowl in which to serve this treat.
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling


  • 1 Gouda cheese round in red wax covering (7 ounces), room temperature
  • 1 package (2 ounces) thinly sliced smoked beef, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • Apple slices or crackers


  • Carefully slice through wax and cheese to within 1 in. of the bottom,
  • forming eight pie-shaped wedges. Carefully fold wax back to expose
  • cheese; remove cheese.
  • In a bowl, beat the cheese until creamy. Add the beef, sour cream,
  • relish and horseradish; mix well. Spoon into wax shell. Chill.
  • Serve with apple slices or crackers. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 81 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 246 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.