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    Ms. Jenny Benedict's Famous Cucumber Spread

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    1 hr 15 mins

    15 mins

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    Redneck Epicurean's Note:

    This cucumber finger sandwich filling was created by Jenny Benedict, a popular caterer in Louisville, KY way back when. Now, it is a Kentucky favorite and dang near a recipe you MUST have on the table for a Derby party. This is pretty for St. Patty's Day and is so much better than a plain ole cucumber slice on a piece of bread. Cook time is chill time.

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    Ingredients:

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    • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
    • 2 tablespoons grated onions
    • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (Miracle Whip does not work!)
    • 1 medium cucumber (the English variety works well)
    • 1 -3 drop green food coloring

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Peel and seed the cucumber: put in a food chopper and chop until very VERY VERY fine.
    2. 2
      In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients.
    3. 3
      Add food coloring to desired shade.
    4. 4
      Cover and refrigerate at least one hour before serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 15, 2005

      55

      My mother-in-law is from Louisville and clipped this recipe from the newspaper. Hers is actually called Louisville Benedictine, but it is identical to this. Good stuff!

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    • on May 03, 2014

      45

      I found this recipe while searching ideas for a Kentucky Derby party. Made this today, very tasty. I will be using it as a filling for tea sandwiches. One thing, it did not state if you should drain the cucumbers? I did because there was a lot of liquid. Seem to turn out well. Does anyone know for sure?

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    • on January 27, 2012

      I too remember this as Benedictine. My G-mother spread it on dark marble rye, corner cuts standing on the crust edge with pickles and olives, both black & green in the center fresh broccoli and carrot sticks trimmed the plates edge. My G-mother had style. Oh! yeah, rose cut radishes for color

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    Nutritional Facts for Ms. Jenny Benedict's Famous Cucumber Spread

    Serving Size: 1 (608 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1059.3
     
    Calories from Fat 879
    83%
    Total Fat 97.7 g
    150%
    Saturated Fat 46.8 g
    234%
    Cholesterol 265.2 mg
    88%
    Sodium 1153.8 mg
    48%
    Total Carbohydrate 36.0 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    7%
    Sugars 16.9 g
    67%
    Protein 16.1 g
    32%

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