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Cranberry-Cheese Box Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sallie Morris
Added: Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 16 oz. block sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 8oz can of whole-berry cranberry sauce
Garnish-green onion strips, fresh cranberries,orange curls or holly leaves

Directions:
Directions:
Beat first 6 ingredients at medium speed with electric mixer until blended, stir in pecans

Shape mixture into a 5 in. by 5 in. x 2 in. box. Cover and chill 8 hours or up to two days.

Spoon cranberry sauce of cheese mixture: garnish, and serve with crackers or toasted bread rounds.

Note: to decorate the box, cut white part from 4 green onions. Blanch green onion tops in boiling water 1 minute or until tender, saving white part for other uses. Drain. Pressl green onion strip into base of center of 1 side of box , pressing up sides until it meets in center of top of box. Remove and discard excess green onion. Repeat with remaining green onion strips. Top center with fresh cranberries, orange curls and additional strips of green onion or holly leaves. This is suppose to look like a wrapped package-green onions to be the tie and berries, orange curls and holly the bow are the decoration.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12 to 16 appetizer servings.
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
According to how slow you are.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My neighbor gave us this one year at Christmas on a cute little china Christmas plate for a neighbor gift. Good and sooo pretty.

 

 

 

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