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Do you have a recipe for Pimento Cheese Spread that's slightly sweet with no heat?

Asked by ibstubro (18765points) July 23rd, 2015

When I was a kid there was a bakery in town that set the mark for pimento cheese spread. It was the only one I knew, and one I still crave.

I seem to recall that it had a can of Eagle Brand Milk in it, but I have no idea how big a batch they made at a time.

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Pachy's avatar

Sorry, I don’t have a recipe for you right this minute, but I want to tell you how much I too love Pimento cheese spread. I can remember first eating it (on soft white bread) at a drugstore counter when I was a young kid.

I can’t recall ever finding a commercial brand that I really liked—I prefer only very basic ingredients and the store brands are usually loaded with stuff I don’t like—so I’ve tried making it a few times. I may have added milk but I don’t remember that, only that there were two kinds of cheese and of course lots of pimentos. It was pretty good, and if I find the recipe I’ll send it to you.

ibstubro's avatar

My aunt made great pimento cheese, too, @Pachy, and her secret ingredient – when it became available – was Velveeta shreds.

I may have a jotting of that recipe somewhere.

The commercial brand available at Save-A-Lot is tolerable.

Pachy's avatar

I remember the cheeses I used were sharp cheddar and mild cheddar, both of which I had to grate myself and then blend. I’m sure there are 10,000 ways to make this stuff, and now that you’ve got me thinking about it, guess I’ll have to make some soon.

I think this may be the recipe, or close to it.

ibstubro's avatar

I’m lovin this recipe @Pachy!

Never had it with relish in it!

Pachy's avatar

I’m gonna try it. Thanks!

ibstubro's avatar

I drove the 7 miles to town for pimento cheese spread just now.
Tomorrow I’m buying a jar of pimentos and pickle relish. I have the rest.

BTW, Aldi salad dressing is tangier and zippier than Miracle Whip.

Glad I put this in social!

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@ibstubro They use Miracle Whip because it is a little sweet, you may need to add a little sugar.

Kardamom's avatar

Check out This Recipe. If you want no heat, leave out the cayenne pepper. I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that you add about a half a teaspoon of brown sugar. That will give it a nifty sweet and sour flavor.

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