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Pimento Cheese

Posted by Peggy on August 4, 2010

Pimento Cheese
Recipe: Pimento Cheese


  • 1/3 cup of your favorite mayonnaise (homemade mayonnaise recipe below)
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Ground cayenne pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons diced pimentos or roasted red peppers
  • 2 tablespoons minced scallions
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped fried bacon (optional)
  • 1/2 pound extra sharp Cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • Chopped pecans or crumbled bacon always a savory addition


  1. Combine  mayonnaise with a dash Worcestershire sauce and dash of cayenne. Stir in  2 tablespoons of pimentos or roasted red peppers  and 1 tablespoon scallion and combine.
  2. Stir in Cheddar. Taste and add additional scallion and red pepper or pimento to taste. Plus pecans or bacon, if desired.
  3. Refrigerate 3 hours to allow flavors to combine. May be made up to 48 hours in advance of serving.

Time: 15 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 2 cups (4-6 single-layered sandwiches)

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Recipe: *Homemade Mayonnaise Ingredients


  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups canola or vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Dash Worcestershire Sauce
  • Cayenne pepper


  1. Place eggs in food processor bowl or blender. Add 1/4 cup oil.
  2. Turn on processor or blender and slowly pour remainder of oil into bowl, in a slow, steady stream. Turn off processor and add lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce to bowl. Pulse to combine, and add kosher salt and additional Worcestershire and cayenne to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.
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