Cheese Ring: Cheddar Ring

posted by Marlen 09-02-00 10:32 AM

Cheddar Ring

4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (1 lb.)
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. bottled hot-pepper sauce
1 cup raspberry preserves or orange marmalade
Fresh salad greens and fresh herbs (optional)
Assorted crackers, party breads

In large bowl, mix cheese, mayonnaise, onion, garlic and pepper sauce. Spoon firmly into a greased 3 to 3 1/2 cup ring mold. Unmold onto a serving plate. Cover and chill for 1 hour before serving, if you like. Fill center with preserves or marmalade. Garnish with salad greens or fresh herbs. Serve spread and preserves with crackers or party rye bread. Makes 3 cups.

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