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Layered Cheese Spread

 Layered Cheese Spread
I tried this appetizer at bridge club and thought it was so attractive, not to mention delicious! It's nice to have a different way to serve a cheese spread.
28 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 cups ground fully cooked ham
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • Line a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan with plastic wrap. In a large bowl,
  • combine the cheddar cheese, sour cream, green pepper and hot pepper
  • sauce. Spread into prepared pan; sprinkle with parsley; Refrigerate
  • for 2 hours.
  • In another large bowl, combine the ham, pineapple, cream cheese and
  • ginger. Spread over cheese layer in pan. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Invert onto a serving platter; serve with crackers. Yield: 3-1/2
  • cups.