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Spruced-Up Cheese Spread Recipe
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Spruced-Up Cheese Spread Recipe

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A neighbor, who's a wonderful cook, gave me the recipe for this zippy cracker spread. It's easy to shape into a Christmas tree for a festive occasion. —Judy Grimes, Brandon, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained, divided
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • Minced fresh parsley
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 94 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 127 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Set aside 2 tablespoons pimientos for topping. In a large bowl, combine the remaining pimientos and the next seven ingredients. Stir in cheese.
  2. Transfer to a serving bowl; sprinkle with pecans, parsley and reserved pimientos. Serve with crackers. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Spruced-Up Cheese Spread in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p56

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 94 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 127 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 31, 2012

Very flavorful dip. Will definitely make again. I made it with dijon mustard and it was very zippy

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Reviewed Dec. 31, 2012

it is easy to make and a great hit!

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

Have nit tried as yet but looks good.

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

Have nit tried as yet but looks good.

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

nice and easy to make and very nice to eat

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