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Spruced-Up Cheese Spread

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, but it looks enticing in a bowl or on a plate, too. —Judy Grimes, Brandon, Mississippi
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 cups


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


  • Mix the first 7 ingredients and 1/3 cup pimientos. Stir in cheese.
  • Transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with parsley, pecans and remaining pimientos. Serve with crackers.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons spread : 93 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 131mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • VictoriaElaine
    Jan 2, 2013

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  • rottensweetpea
    Dec 31, 2012

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

  • jlampar0
    Dec 31, 2012

    it is easy to make and a great hit!

  • BeMans
    Dec 31, 2012

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  • suprmn517
    Dec 30, 2012

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    Dec 30, 2012

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  • temp35
    Dec 30, 2012

    Have nit tried as yet but looks good.

  • temp35
    Dec 30, 2012

    Have nit tried as yet but looks good.

  • 123DUTCH
    Dec 30, 2012

    nice and easy to make and very nice to eat

  • Texan2000
    Dec 30, 2012

    Base is great. Here in the Southwest, this is how we make pimento cheese spread for sandwiches...oh, add one fresh seeded, diced jalapeno or the equivalent in seeded, diced pickled jalapeno