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Cheese Ring

Prep time 15 mins
Chill time 2 hrs
Yield Makes about 20 servings
Serve this easy-to-make appetizer at your next family get-together or dinner party.


  • 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
  • Assorted crackers
  • Garnish: fresh whole strawberries

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. Fill center of ring with preserves before serving. Serve with assorted crackers. Garnish, if desired.