Pepper Jack Pimento Dip

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By Bev: Bev Cooks

PEPPER JACK PIMENTO CHEESE FOR LIFE!! Sorry to scream at you.

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Every summer I make pimento cheese. It’s an unruly obsession. The heat hits and I’m like PIMENTO CHEESE OR DIE. Again, sorry with the screaming. Do you ever make it? It’s ridiculously simple. This is much better than the store-bought version. Like, mucha MUCHA better!

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I changed up my normal recipe, and swapped in some pepper jack from Henning’s Cheese in Wisconsin as the main cheese. And it is so good.

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So you basically add everything to a food processor. Aaaand pulsed! This honestly took probably five pulses. Six maybe. Maybe seven. Something in there.

My preferred way of inhaling is straight up on bread and crackers! It’s classic and gets into your mouth quicker. The other way (and pretty darn delicious way) of eating this magical Wisconsin Pepper Jack Pimento cheese is – baked! IN PIZZA ROLLS. Super sorry to scream.

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Seriously, just pick up a can of mini pizza dough rounds, roll them out with a rolling pin, and slather the pimento cheese right on in. Roll it up, cut them in half and bake! BAKE. Omg, baked. Just insane.

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Pepper Jack Pimento Cheese Spread
By Bev, Bev Cooks
Servings: 1 1/2 cups
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Henning’s pepper jack cheese
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Burnett white cheddar cheese
4 ounces Organic Valley cream cheese, softened
1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
5 dill pickle slices
2 tablespoons dill pickle juice
1 tablespoon pickled jalapeno juice, optional
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
Toasted baguette slices or crackers
Cooking Directions:
Place the pepper jack, cheddar, cream cheese, pimientos, pickle slices, pickle juice, jalapeno juice if desired and mayonnaise in a food processor. Cover and pulse until mixture is a spreadable consistency, about 5-10 pulses.Spread on a toasted baguette slices or crackers.Recipe Tip: Create your own twist on pizza rolls! Use the spread as a filling for store-bought mini pizza or crescent roll dough. Roll out your favorite dough, and top with cheese spread. Roll up. (Cut in half width-wise if using mini pizza dough.) Bake according to package directions for dough until the rolls are golden brown.

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