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.

Cheddar Pecan Ring with Strawberry Preserves

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

Servings: 16 servings
5 from 1 vote
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.
Prep Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins

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