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Welcoming Cheddar Ring

Welcoming Cheddar Ring

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  • Makes: 24 servings
  • Yield: 3 cups mixture (24 servings)
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Chill 1 hr

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Cheese and fruit preserves combine for this appetizer spread that blends salty and sweet flavors.


  • 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (1 pound)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup raspberry preserves or orange marmalade
  • Fresh salad greens and fresh herbs (optional)
  • Crackers and/or party rye bread


  1. In a large bowl, mix cheese, mayonnaise, onion, garlic and pepper sauce.
  2. Spoon firmly into a greased 3- to 3-1/2-cup ring mold. Unmold onto a serving plate. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving, if desired.
  3. Fill center with raspberry preserves or orange marmalade or fresh salad greens and fresh herbs, if desired. Serve spread and preserves with crackers or party rye bread.

Nutrition Facts

(Welcoming Cheddar Ring)

Servings Per Recipe 24, cal. (kcal) 163, Fat, total (g) 12, carb. (g) 10, chol. (mg) 24, sodium (mg) 158

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