Save on Pinterest

Hearty Cheese Spread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Makes

1-1/2 cups

Using the red wax covering from gouda cheese, Vernie Nicolaisen of Cherokee, Iowa fashions a decorative "poinsettia" bowl in which to serve this treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 Gouda cheese round in red wax covering (7 ounces), room temperature
  • 1 package (2 ounces) thinly sliced smoked beef, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • Apple slices or crackers

Directions

  1. Carefully slice through wax and cheese to within 1 in. of the bottom, forming eight pie-shaped wedges. Carefully fold wax back to expose cheese; remove cheese.
  2. In a bowl, beat the cheese until creamy. Add the beef, sour cream, relish and horseradish; mix well. Spoon into wax shell. Chill.
  3. Serve with apple slices or crackers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 81 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

Recommended Video