Cheddar Cheese With Strawberry Preserves

READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
Recipe by jonesies

An unexpected zing in this appetizer. Easy to prepare and beautiful to serve. Taken from the "From Storebought to Homemade" cookbook. Note: cooking time is refrigeration time.

Top Review by Geniale Genie

Wonderful!!! I did adjust the recipe a little according to what I had on hand - I used light mild cheddar cheese instead of sharp, almonds instead of pecans, and I added some fresh mint. I also only had half the mayo and I found that was plenty. I served on rice cakes over some rosehip jam. Flavours complimented each other so well the way I made it, I image the original recipe must be absolutely divine! Thanks for sharing it :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all the ingredients except the strawberry preserves.
  2. Mix well and chill for 2 to 3 hours.
  3. shape the mixture into a ball, or put it in an attractive serving dish.
  4. Another serving option is to press the dip into a lightly greased ring mold.
  5. If served as a cheese ball or spread, surround it with the strawberry preserves or put the preserves on the side.
  6. If served as a mold, fill the center with the preserves.
  7. Serve with crackers. Melba rounds or Triscuits are good choices for this dip.

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