Candy Cane-Cheese Logs

Southern Living
Makes 12 to 16 appetizer servings

Ingredients

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1 pound sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
4 ounces Roquefort cheese
2 tablespoons diced onion
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup finely chopped dried cranberries
1 cup sesame seeds, toasted
Assorted crackers

Preparation

Process Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and next 6 ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Shape cheese mixture into 3 (10-inch) logs. Press opposite sides of each log in chopped cranberries; press remaining sides in toasted sesame seeds. Gently twist log to form spiral stripes.

Curve one end to form a cane. Place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Cover and chill 1 hour. Serve with assorted crackers.

Created date

November 2003