Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Makes about 5 cups

Miss Mattie's Southern Pimiento Cheese gets its sweet and spicy taste from sweet-hot pickled jalapeno peppers. The toasted pecans add to its Southern flair.

How to Make It

Bake 1/2 cup chopped pecans at 350° in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Cool 20 minutes. Stir together mayonnaise, diced pimiento, pickled jalapeño pepper slices, liquid from sweet-hot pickled jalapeño pepper slices, and toasted pecans. Stir in Cheddar cheese until well blended. Garnish, if desired.

Chef's Notes

We tested with The Original Texas Sweet & Hot Jalapeños.

Ratings & Reviews

BabsM54's Review

August 09, 2013

Christopher51's Review

June 27, 2013
Texas Sweet & Hot Jalapeños will work on just about everything. If you loose the pecans and replace them with crumbled bacon, this makes an off the charts grilled cheese sandwich. This also makes a great meatloaf stuffing... with the bacon, of course.

debdeason56's Review

June 25, 2013
Yummy! This is delish!! And I don't even like pimiento cheese. Well, until now. :-)

cmante01's Review

February 29, 2012