Cheese Ring with Pepper Jelly

This is one of my top go to recipes for party food. I also like to serve this tailgating. The combination of ingredients works so well together. Spreading the cheese mixture on a buttery cracker with a dab of pepper jelly is truly a tasty experience.

  • 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped finely
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1 cup strawberry preserves or hot red pepper jelly
  • Buttery crackers

Combine first 6 ingredients. Chill. Mold into ring with clean hands on serving platter. Fill the middle of the ring with strawberry preserves or the red pepper jelly just before serving. Serve with buttery crackers.