What southern kitchen would be complete without having a time honored treat in the icebox? What would this treat be you might be asking...why Pimento Cheese Spread of course. We just love our pimento cheese sandwiches, but buying those tiny containers at the grocery store just never seem to hold enough to do more than just tease a person. So for our household, I make it. I know most pimento spreads are deep yellow/orange in color but I am using both a white and yellow cheese in mine, thus the difference in the color. But let me assure you, the taste is still just as yummy!!
Pimento Cheese Spread
3/4 c. mayo
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 c. minced onion
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 pinch black pepper
3 pinches kosher salt
2 (7-oz) jars chopped pimentos (reserving the juice)
3 oz. diced cream cheese (softened at room temperature)
2 c. (8-oz) shredded cheddar cheese
2 c. (8-oz) shredded Monterrey jack cheese
In a large mixing bowl combine mayo, garlic, onion, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt & pimentos (using about 1/3 to 1/2 of the reserved juices). Mix well. Stir in cream cheese and blend well. Add in shredded cheeses and stir until incorporated well. Cover and refrigerate.
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