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Classic Pimiento Cheese

- Photo: Hector Sanchez
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Make this Classic Pimiento Cheese ahead and serve as a sandwich or a dip.

Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Total time: 8 hours 50 minutes
Yields: Makes 3 1/2 cups

Ingredients

1/3 cup mayonnaise

3 tablespoons cream cheese, at room temperature

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice or apple cider vinegar

1 1/2 teaspoons dried mustard

1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons finely grated onion

1 (12-oz.) jar diced pimiento

8 ounces coarsely shredded extra-sharp white Cheddar cheese

8 ounces coarsely shredded sharp yellow Cheddar cheese

How to Make It

Stir together first 9 ingredients in a medium bowl until smooth. Stir in onion. Fold in pimiento and cheeses. Cover and chill 8 to 12 hours. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes, and stir well before serving.

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