Don’t be afraid to try something different. This is a great appetizer or party dish. It is always a hit. The recipe came from a friend in Houston, BJ. Her mom is the ultimate in throwing parties.
Raspberry Cheese Spread
6 1/2 inch springform pan
1 1/2 lbs. grated cheddar (1/2 sharp and 1/2 medium)
1 1/2 c. of mayonnaise
3 green onions, diced
dash of Tabasco
3/4 cup of pecans, chopped
1 jar of Smuckers raspberry preserves
Let cheese sit out for 30 minutes at room temperature. Combine all ingredients except the preserves, and pack into a springform pan. Cover pan with foil, and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
When ready to serve, remove cheese mold from the pan and place on a plate. Cover with the preserves. Serve with Ritz or other favorite crackers.