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Pimento Cheese and Crackers

Set out this classic Southern cheese spread as an easy starter for any meal.

  • Yield: Makes 3 cups
Pimento Cheese and Crackers

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, October 2009

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, grated (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 jars (2 ounces each) pimentos, drained
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Crackers, for serving

Directions

  1. Process cream cheese, cheddar, pimentos, and Tabasco in a food processor until coarsely pureed. Transfer to a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with crackers.

Variations

This pimento cheese recipe, adapted from the August 2008 issue of Martha Stewart Living, is used to make Monster Fingers and Pimento Cheese Paws, a dish that was displayed as part of a special Monster Buffet during Martha's Halloween Monster Bash with Jimmy Fallon. The recipe is exactly the same except that it doesn't include crackers, for serving.

Reviews (4)

  • fortyish 14 Jul, 2013

    This is delicious, you can add some Cayenne pepper to spice it up a bit.

  • stefaniegore1 14 Nov, 2008

    This recipe is not only delicious but very easy to prepare. My husband, a Texan, grew up eating pimento cheese sandwiches. He loves this spread served with crackers and has declared this recipe a definite "keeper"!

  • stefaniegore1 14 Nov, 2008

    This is delicious and very easy to prepare. My husband, a Texan, grew up eating pimento cheese sandwiches. He loved this recipe and has declared it a definite "keeper"!

  • millergirl 3 Sep, 2008

    This is very good
    I have been trying four days to email it and the email NEVER goes through.

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