Tyler Florence's Old-Fashioned Pimiento Cheese with Crackers and Crudités

tyler florence old fashioned pimiento cheese

Make this recipe by chef Tyler Florence, for a rich and creamy taste of the South at your next dinner party.



For more recipes and ideas by Chef Florence, pick up a copy of his book, Tyler Florence Family Meal .

Level: Moderate

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 c. grated Cheddar cheese
  • ½ c. diced pimiento
  • ½ c. mayonnaise
  • ½ lemon
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 c. pecans
  • Fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs
  • Crackers
  • 4 stalk celery
  • 1 hothouse cucumber
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 c. halved radishes
  • 1 head fennel

Directions

  1. Use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese in a medium bowl until light and fluffy. Add the cheddar, pimiento, mayonnaise, and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Mix on low speed until just combined. Season with cayenne.
  2. Scrape the pimiento cheese into a serving bowl and top with the pecans and sprigs of parsley. Place the bowl on a large platter and surround with the crackers, celery, cucumbers, carrots, and radishes.
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