Sunday, January 22, 2012

Cheese Ring

2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 cup mayonnaise
1 small onion, finely chopped

  • Combine cheese, pecans, and onion in a large mixing bowl.
  • Fold in mayonnaise.
  • Mold into a ring or place in a lightly greased 5 or 6 cup ring mold.
  • Chill overnight.
  • Place ring on a serving plate.
  • Fill center of ring with strawberry preserves.
  • Serve with your favorite crackers.
My mother-in-law makes this same cheese ring spread but serves it with pepper jelly in the center.  This changes it from a salty/sweet combination to a creamy/tart combination.  Both renditions are delicious and easy!

You can find my mother-in-law's recipe in the Nolensville Historical Society's Recipes and Memorieso of Nolensville Cookbook.