FAMILY FAVORITE PIMENTO CHEESE SPREAD

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Rose Mary Mogan
from Sauk Village, IL

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.

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serves Makes 4 1/2 cups enough to serve 12 to 18 people or more depending on portion size
prep time 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

  • 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.