Recipe: Cheese Ring with Strawberry Preserves
Chef Jill recently hosted a Cheese and Charcuterie Class at Anders Ruff Workshop in Waxhaw, North Carolina. Make her recipe for a Cheese Ring with Strawberry Preserves during your next party!
1 cup finely chopped toasted or candied pecans
( Kirklands brand candied ones will save a step )
3/4 cup Duke’s mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1/4-1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 (8-oz.) blocks sharp Cheddar cheese, finely grated*
1/2 cup strawberry preserves
Preheat oven to 350°.
Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Cool 15 minutes. ( skip this step if using candied)
Stir together mayonnaise and next 2 ingredients. Stir in pecans and cheese.
Spoon mixture into a plastic wrap-lined 4-cup ring mold (Like an old fashioned jello mold) with a 2 1/2-inch center. Cover and chill 2 hours.
Spoon preserves in center and serve with Ritz crackers