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  • Prep Time
    10 mins
  • Cook Time
    50 mins
  • Servings
    3 cups

Cheddar Cheese Hearty Party Spread

Main Ingredient: Cheese

Yield: 3 cups

Recipe courtesy of Mary Walker, Bronze Tier Prize Winner in the 2015 Black Creek® “Everything's Better with Cheddar” recipe contest

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 c. pecans, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons scallions, chopped
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4-1 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c. strawberry jam

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients, except strawberry jam, and refrigerate in a deep bowl sprayed with cooking spray, covered, overnight. The next day, turn bowl upside down and remove the cheese. Spoon out the middle of the cheese to form a well. Let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  2. Fill the well with strawberry jam and arrange crackers around the cheese ball on a plate or platter.

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