This recipe makes a lovely appetizer when arranged on a serving platter and surrounded with fresh flowers. It's from the cookbook "Culinary Masterpieces From the Birmingham Museum of Art".
- Combine all the ingredients except the jam.
- Form into a ring on the serving platter.
- Spoon the strawberry jam in the center of the ring.
- Serve with assorted crackers.
I've had this several times and can attest to the flavor and ease of preperation. I'd like to suggest what we do, and use Raspberry preserves instead of strawberry. You get a rich red color and a different, not so sweet taste!
My aunt makes this for family get togethers and everybody loves it! I made it for the first time this past weekend for my work Christmas party and everyone raved about it. People were hesitant to try it with the strawberry preserves at first, but everyone must have liked it in the end- both the cheese ring and the preserves were completely gone by the end of the party.
This is a recipe that my family has been making for years and is truely a tradition at get togethers. I had to post 5 stars because this recipe is so easy and delicious! I have even used the leftovers (when there are some), put it on bread and toast.