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Cheddar Raspberry Spread

March 19, 2010

by elizabeth

This is a super simple entertaining recipe. I almost always have all the ingredients on hand, and it only takes 10 minutes to put together. The sharp cheddar with a hint of onion pairs perfectly with the sweet jelly. Your guests will devour it – but if by some chance there are leftovers, it makes a great 2 am snack for you and your co-blogger.

Cheddar Raspberry Spread

serves 6, easily doubled

8 oz sharp cheddar cheese (you could mix white and yellow; don’t use pregrated)

1/4 cup finely chopped pecans

1 shallot, minced

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

1/4 – 1/2 cup mayonnaise (depending on your taste, I don’t like much)

4 tablespoons seedless raspberry jelly

Grate the cheddar and place in a medium bowl. Add the pecans, shallot, cayenne, dry mustard, and mayonnaise and mix very well. Transfer to a serving bowl, pressing the cheese mixture down so that it is firmly packed. Spread the raspberry jelly over the cheese, and serve with water crackers. The cheese mixture may be made 1 day ahead, but don’t add the jelly until serving.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Catherine permalink
    March 21, 2010 9:06 pm

    I’m so glad yall posted this. My mom has been making this for years for our family’s annual Christmas party. She’s never been able to give me the exact recipe/measurements because she just “eyeballs it” Thank you for giving this recipe hope in my kitchen.. instead of the runny mess I tend to end up with 🙂


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