Cheese Spread with Raspberry Jam

Great cheese spread. We use this for tailgating parties during football season. It is great during the holidays for any gathering. Serve with a variety of crackers.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
16 servings


  • 2 teaspoons butter, or as needed

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 11 ounces American cheese, shredded

  • 8 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 8 ounces extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

  • cup mayonnaise

  • 6 green onions, chopped

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 1 (8 ounce) jar raspberry preserves


  1. Heat butter in a skillet over medium-low heat; cook and stir pecans in melted butter until toasted and fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Mix pecans, American cheese, sharp Cheddar cheese, extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, green onions, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl. Press cheese mixture into a tart pan or a spring form pan lined with plastic wrap. Chill in refrigerator for flavors to blend, at least 2 hours.

  3. Spread raspberry preserves over the cheese mixture and allow to sit at room temperature before serving, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

343 Calories
28g Fat
12g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 343
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 524mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 319mg 25%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 94mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.