FAMILY FAVORITE PIMENTO CHEESE SPREAD

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Rose Mary Mogan

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@cookinginillinois

This recipe or many versions of this recipe was very popular in the late 50's through the 70's, now you don't see it served at parties too much, But I still love this easy & tasty appetizer. In looking through a cookbook called FRIED GREEN TOMATOES I came across this recipe & it reminded me of my Home Economics days when I was in school & it was very popular. Served as Tea Sandwiches in Celery Sticks or on Ritz Crackers.

No matter how you choose to serve it, it is delicious, & so simple and easy to make. There are many variations of this recipe. Hope you give it a try.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
Makes 4 1/2 cups enough to serve 12 to 18 people or more depending on portion size
Prep:
20 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 3 c
    shredded cheddar cheese, i used finely shredded (3 cups)
  • 3 Tbsp
    pickle relish, my addition- sweet- squeezed dry
  • 11/3 c
    real mayonnaise, i used hellman's
  • 8 oz
    chopped roasted red peppers, drained & patted dry
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp
    red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp
    minced or grated onions, squeezed dry

How to Make FAMILY FAVORITE PIMENTO CHEESE SPREAD

Step-by-Step

  1. These are the main ingredients for this recipe.
  2. Add shredded cheese to a medium size bowl. NOTE: ORIGINAL RECIPE SUGGESTING PLACING ALL INGREDIENTS IN FOOD PROCESSOR, BUT I CHOSE TO MIX BY HAND TO MAINTAIN THE TEXTURE OF SPREAD AS I REMEMBERED IT IN THE LATE 60'S.
  3. Chop roasted red peppers if not already chopped, and drain on a paper towel.
  4. Then add into bowl with shredded cheese and all other ingredients, mayonnaise, Relish, minced onions, Worcestershire Sauce, & red pepper.
  5. Stir until blended together. Serve with crackers, celery stick or as Tea sandwiches. TO MAXIMIZE FLAVOR ALLOW TO CHILL FOR A FEW HOURS BEFORE SERVING.

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About FAMILY FAVORITE PIMENTO CHEESE SPREAD

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American



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