Remember when I said I would only be sharing sweets for the rest of December? Well, I almost forgot about this recipe! I’ve been saving it for you since I created it in March, because it is just the type of thing I’d usually bring to holiday parties. If you love pimiento cheese, you’re going to love this. Or if you love cheese balls, you’ll love this too. Or if you just like cheese in general…you get the idea. This is one good cheese log!
Pimiento Cheese Log
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
8 oz . (2 cups) finely shredded sharp cheddar
½ cup Miracle Whip*
½ cup finely chopped green onions/scallions (both white & green parts)
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons pimientos, smashed with a fork
1 cup chopped pecans
Place everything but pecans in a mixing bowl and beat until well blended and the cheese & pimientos have been broken down a bit. The mixture will be very soft. Scoop out onto a long sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a log, tying the ends with twist ties. Refrigerate overnight. Put nuts in an even layer on a baking sheet and roll log in them. Press nuts into any spots that didn’t get any nuts and carefully lift log onto serving plate. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve chilled with a variety of crackers.
*I used homemade Miracle Whip (recipe here). You can use mayonnaise (I also have a recipe for that here!) in place of Miracle Whip but you might need to add a tiny bit of sugar to the recipe if you do.
The winner of Danielle’s Kumquat Bath & Body Set was Rick McMullen! Rick, I hope you like Kumquat or know a lady who does. :) Check your email so I can get the set to you.