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Pimiento-Olive Cheese Log

 Pimiento-Olive Cheese Log
Pimientos give great color to this soft-textured cheese log. I make it for many occasions throughout the year.
10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped ripe olives
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated onion
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in the next
  • nine ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  • Shape into a log. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Serve with crackers. Yield: 1-1/4 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers) equals 83 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 142 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.