Pecan Cheese Log Recipe
Whenever there is a holiday, there are snacky foods that you eat prior to the meal. You can easily make this pecan cheese log recipe ahead of time to share at your next holiday gathering. No more need to shoo people out of the kitchen, give them the cheese log and crackers along with candied almonds and let them snack.
Making the Cheese Log
2 – 8oz packages of cream cheese, room temperature
2 Tablespoons blue cheese crumbles, room temperature
1 jar old English cheese (located near process cheese isle)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon minced dried onions
1 cup sharp/medium shredded cheddar cheese
2 1/2 cups chopped pecans
Easy Cheese Log
Add the cream cheese and blue cheese together and press with a fork to smoosh and smooth out.
Add the English cheese and mix the cheeses together in a bowl until smooth.
Mix the garlic powder, salt, shredded cheddar and minced onions into the bowl and blend.
Take a piece of plastic wrap about 16 inches long. out on the counter.
Take the chopped nuts and lay a 2 inch line about 12 inches long.
Spread the cheese over the nuts, adding additional nuts along the sides.
Pull the sides up of the plastic wrap to cover the spread with nuts, adding more nuts if needed.
Close the plastic wrap over the nut log and roll as loggish as possible.
Close the ends of the log.
Wrap the log in a towel to keep it’s shape and place into the refrigerator over night to set.
Once the log has been in the refrigerator over night, you can remove and cut into pieces.
Our log made about 4 individual pieces.
Place the log on a towel and add additional pecans if needed to fill any bare areas (keeping in mind, you do not need to cover the bottom.) Cover the end you cut with more nuts.
Serve on a cutting board with your favorite crackers.
Cheese Log Tips
- cream cheese and blue cheese should be softened and at room temperature for best mixing
- before starting break the blue cheese into smaller pieces with cream cheese
- you’ll want to mix well and a hand mixer works best
- add the shredded cheddar at the end and don’t over mix
- if you want to use fresh onion, mince 1/4 cup of fresh onion in, instead of dried
- share as a gift with your family and friends
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