Classic Pimiento Cheese

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Classic Pimiento CheeseRecipe

Photo: Hector Sanchez

Make this Classic Pimiento Cheese ahead and serve as a sandwich or a dip. 

Makes 3 1/2 cups


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1/3 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons cream cheese, at room temperature
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons dried mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons finely grated onion
1 (12-oz.) jar diced pimiento
8 ounces coarsely shredded extra-sharp white Cheddar cheese
8 ounces coarsely shredded sharp yellow Cheddar cheese


Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 8 Hours, 50 Minutes

Stir together first 9 ingredients in a medium bowl until smooth. Stir in onion. Fold in pimiento and cheeses. Cover and chill 8 to 12 hours. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes, and stir well before serving.

Created date

August 2015