Cheddar Pecan Ring with Strawberry Preserves

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The most popular recipe this Easter was this very retro appetizer, a Cheddar Pecan Ring with Strawberry Preserves. It is basically a cheese ring, but with no cream cheese, so the texture is much lighter.

I’ve actually seen this recipe in some very retro cookbooks. It is a classic and deserves to be so. It is so delicious! 

Cheddar Pecan Ring with Strawberry Preserves
Cheddar Pecan Ring with Strawberry Preserves
Cheddar Pecan Ring with Strawberry Preserves

Note: Use freshly grated cheddar for this recipe. It will not taste the same with pre-shredded cheese.

Cheddar Pecan Ring with Strawberry Preserves

The most popular recipe this Easter was this very retro appetizer, a Cheddar Pecan Ring with Strawberry Preserves. It is basically a cheese ring, but with no cream cheese, so the texture is much lighter.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 280 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. sharp cheddar cheese freshly grated (Do NOT use already shredded cheese in a bag from the grocery store)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small onion grated
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 jar strawberry preserves small jar

Instructions
 

For the pecans:

  • Lightly toast the pecans in a dry skillet over medium heat until lightly fragrant. Let cool. Set aside 2 tablespoons of pecans for garnish.

For assembly:

  • Grate the cheese with a box grater or food processor.
  • Combine all ingredients (except strawberry jam) in a medium mixing bowl. Mix gently until thoroughly combined.
  • Turn the mixture out onto a board or serving plate. Using your very clean hands, shape into a ring. Place preserves in a small bowl in the center of the ring. Sprinkle the cheese ring with the reserved pecans.
  • Serve with assorted crackers. May be made ahead and refrigerated. Keeps well for a few days in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Notes

Recipe from Lana’s Cooking.

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 7gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 277mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 314IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 209mgIron: 0.3mg
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3 Comments

    1. Hi Teri – That was a typo I had in the title. There is no bacon in this. Sorry for the confusion.