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Sweet & Savory Cheese Pie

Layer ruby red preserves on a savory appetizer spread as the crowning touch. —Annette Whitmarsh, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    32 servings


  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) seedless raspberry or strawberry preserves
  • Sliced green onions, optional
  • Assorted crackers


  • Spread pecans evenly over bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in cheddar cheese, green onions and bacon. Carefully spread over pecans. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  • Loosen sides from pan with a knife; remove rim from pan. Spread preserves over top. If desired, top with sliced onions. Serve with crackers.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers): 161 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Rita
    Dec 17, 2019

    Made for a small family group (10) and not one person liked this. The sharp cheddar and the sweet preserves did not compliment each other. Total waste of money and ingredients.

  • patty2222
    Apr 4, 2019

    I have been making this for years..... I like to use homemade strawberry or raspberry pepper jelly.... gives it a nice twist.

  • Cathy
    Oct 9, 2018

    Served this last night to our small group. Everyone really liked it and asked for the recipe. I didn't have time to prepare it the day before; in fact I made it about 4 hours before serving, and it was delicious! I used packaged bacon pieces. Recipe is quick and easy to prepare. A keeper!