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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Pimento Cheese Cheese Ball


Another version of the every popular Pimento Cheese. I had been craving it all week. And this time, I thought, why not make a cheese ball instead of just simply placing it in a serving bowl or on a platter?  

Again, I don't think I have ever made pimento cheese the same way twice, so this is yet another slightly altered version.  Enjoy!

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
16 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (don't use pre-shredded)
1/4 - 1/2 cup Duke's mayonnaise (depending on how creamy you want)
1 large jar diced pimentos, drained
1/4 t. onion powder
1/4 t. granulated garlic
1/8 t. ground cayenne
1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 t. sweet paprika (plus more for garnishing)

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Shape into a ball and place on serving platter or cheese board. Sprinkle with additional paprika, if desired.

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