Elegant Pimiento Cheese Spread

Total Time
15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This makes for delicious hors d'oeuvres or a wonderful sandwich on a baguette or whole-grain bread! This also makes a great spread for sandwiches, crackers, or just stand in front of the refrigerator with a spoon! Adapted from Moosewood Restaurant New Classics cookbook. Enjoy! Recipe hails from England and France.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a food processor, whirl the cheddar cheese, Neufchatel, lemon juice, and water for 3 or 4 minutes, until very smooth.
  2. Transfer the cheese mixture to a bowl and stir in the pimientos, celery, and scallions.
  3. If mixed in the spread, the pecans become soft after a couple of hours, so add them just before serving or just sprinkle them on top of each serving.
  4. This spread will keep for 4 or 5 days in the refrigerator.
  5. Note: To toast pecans spread in a single layer on an unoiled baking sheet at 350*F.
  6. for 5 to 10 minutes, until fragrant and golden brown.
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Very good. I used low fat cheeses to lower the fat content. I also threw in a minced garlic clove to give it a little kick. Thanks, Sharon, for sharing this recipe.