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Classic Pimiento Cheese

Photo: Hector Sanchez

Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 8 hrs, 50 mins
Yield

Makes 3 1/2 cups

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

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.