Cream Cheese Spreads

In the summer, I like these cream cheese spreads for simple sandwiches for lunch, to serve with crackers or with party rye slices.  Quick, simple, delicious.
I made this recipe because I had two ingredients to use up, olives and cream cheese.  This is the happy result.
Olive-nut Spread
8 Ounces Cream Cheese -- softened
½ Cup Olives With Pimentos -- chopped
1 Cup Pecans -- chopped
1 Tablespoon Heavy Cream or Mayonnaise
Stir together ingredients in a large bowl. Or pulse whole nuts and whole olives with cream cheese and cream in food processor until chunky. Cover and chill.
Serve with crackers or party rye bread slices or as a luncheon sandwich filling.
Yield: "2 Cups"             Cost in summer 2010:  $3.10

This is not Southern mayonnaise pimento cheese, but more like the pimento cheese in those little jars, which I love! Quick and easy, it makes a good spread for crackers or for quick sandwiches.
Pimento Cheese Spread
8 ounces Cream Cheese
2 ounces cheddar cheese -- shredded
1 tablespoon Heavy Cream
½ Cup Pimientos, Canned -- 4 ounce jar - drained
Combine cheeses & cream in food processor until fluffy. Pulse in pimentos. Makes 12 oz. cheese spread.
Yield:  "12 ounces"  Cost in summer 2010: $2.01

1 comment:

  1. This recipe it great! I shared it on my blog:

    I hope you don't mind. :)


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