Serve this easy-to-make appetizer at your next family get-together or dinner party.
Makes about 20 servings
2 (8-ounce) blocks sharp Cheddar cheese, finely grated
1 small onion, grated
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 cup pecans, toasted and finely chopped
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
3/4 cup strawberry preserves
Garnish: fresh whole strawberries
Stir together first 6 ingredients. Shape mixture into a 6-inch ring with a 2-inch center on a serving platter. Cover and chill 2 hours.
Fill center of ring with preserves before serving. Serve with assorted crackers. Garnish, if desired.