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Spruced-Up Cheese Spread Recipe

Spruced-Up Cheese Spread Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

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.