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I know this sounds really weird & it took some coercing for my friend to get me to try it. It is quite addictive. Huge hit at parties & pot lucks. Adjust garlic & onion to your preference. **Do not substitute Miracle whip for the mayo. This tastes funky if you use miracle whip.
- 2 -4 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese or 8 ounces colby-monterey jack cheese
- 3 -8 garlic cloves, pressed or 1 teaspoon of jarred minced garlic
- 1 -2 tablespoon chopped onion (I prefer a touch of minced onion instead as I don't like onions much)
- jalapeno jelly, and or raspberry preserves
- Fill a soup/salad bowl with grated cheese. It will take up less room as you mix.
- Add garlic & onion to your preference. ***This recipe is meant to have a powerful amount of garlic flavor.
- Add mayo by spoonful & mix until it's about the same consistency as pimento cheese spread. Of course, taste with a dab of jalapeño jelly on a cracker & adjust garlic & onion & mayo to your preference.
- Best if chilled for an hour before serving.
- Do not top with jelly or preserves until you are ready to serve it.
- Serve cheese spread smushed out a little on a saucer/plate. Spoon jalapeño jelly or raspberry preserves over the top. You want to have about the same amount of jelly/preserves as cheese spread.
- You want about a 1:1 ratio of cheese spread to jelly on your cracker for it to taste perfect.
- (Jalapeño jelly does not have the heat of jalapeños. It just has the flavor. So if you are afraid of jalapeños, don't be afraid of the jelly).
- I usually have one dish with the jalapeno jelly & another dish with the raspberry preserves because many of my people are scared of the jalapeno jelly.
- The recipe's creator says you must use Club crackers, but I prefer the ritz type.
This recipe is excellent! I made it for a Halloween party and am also making it for Thanksgiving. So easy and inexpensive.