I think that this is a great spread to make for a large group gathering as a snack or appetizer. It has just that slight kick from the cayenne pepper that comes up at the end, but for the most part all the ingredients are something that most people will eat without hesitation. I made it a day ahead of time and I think it tastes even better with a little time to rest before serving. We will see if there is anything left after our labor day get together.
This was very good. I added salt, and extra cayenne and doubled the onion after I'd tasted it as written. I think next time, I will likely just use all sharp Cheddar.
Yummy! I followed the recipe exactly as you have it. I had always bought pimento cheese spread already made from the store, but my husband constantly talked about the way his grandma used to make her own. I thought it would be difficult, but this is an easy recipe to follow and it was a hit in our home! I thought it was better the next day after it chilled and all the ingredients had a chance to combine. Definitely a keeper! Thank you for sharing!
Great Recipe! I used 1 and half cups of Dukes Mayo instead of mayo and miracle whip. Also used sharp and extra sharp. the first time I made it I think I put too much cayenne because it had a little heat. My husband liked the heat, I just wasn't used to heat in pimento cheese, so the next time I made It I was very careful with the cayenne. Both times it was delicious and I' about to make it again because just talking about it is making me crave it.
OMG this is so good! i followed the recipe almost exactly, i had Lite Miracle Whip, and i forgot to drain the pimentos, but there wasn't much juice though. I put it on top of my burger instead of using mayo and cheese. wonderful! thanks! better than the stuff you buy in the store which uses imitation cheese! yuck!
Delightful recipe which brought back some great foodie memories. Very nice! Thanks
This was excellent! I did get somewhat carried away with the red onion and the Worcestershire sauce and it turned out a bit hot. Nonetheless, it has wonderful flavor and we shall enjoy every bite! It will be really good on crackers. I very much appreciate that Miss Annie gave the original instructions as well as her "adaptation". I wish more posters would do it that way. I did use all mayo as that's what I always have. Miss Annie, thanks for a great recipe! I will be using it often.
Miss Annie -- Thanks for posting this recipe. I'm visiting with my daughter and her family. My son-im-law loves pimento cheese spread so I always pick some up at the local grocery store when I venture out. I decided to check out the "zaar" site for a recipe and tried yours. It is sooooo good!!!! My son-in-law is in "pimento cheese heaven".
I cut back the mayo/salad dressing to 3/4 c. total and it was perfect.
I wanted to thank you for your suggestion in recipe to use Miracle Whip. I used another recipe, which added softened cream cheese (not on Zaar) but felt that this change (using M. Whip) really enhanced the flavor and made it tangy. Roxgirl