2 -4 tablespoons
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
( I prefer a touch of minced onion instead as I don't like onions much)
jalapeno jelly, and or
- 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.