1 pound finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1 small finely chopped onion
1 cup chopped pecans
Black pepper to taste
Cayenne pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients (except preserves) together. Mold into desired shape. A ring mold works well. I don’t have one, so I line a bundt pan with plastic wrap and spray the wrap with Pam. Press mixture into mold and chill until firm. Remove cheese mixture from mold and invert on a serving platter. Fill middle of ring with strawberry preserves. Serve with crackers of your choice.
Gina Tiedemann served at Christmas Brunch at Joanna’s