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Aunt Erma Lee's Smooth and Creamy Pimento Cheese


"This is a creamy spread that is cooked. My Aunt Erma Lee was a great cook. Feel free to adjust the sugar to your taste. This is a great spread for sandwiches with soup. Try spreading it on buns with hamburgers or sloppy joes for a new twist! Soars above store-bought! Can be kept under refrigeration for up to one week."
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4 h 25 m servings 93 cals
Original recipe yields 44 servings (11 cups)

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  1. Combine cheese food, pimento peppers, tarragon vinegar, mayonnaise, butter, and sugar in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over low-heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until the cheese and butter are melted completely, about 20 minutes.
  2. Pour mixture into sealable containers and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Creamy salad dressing (such as Miracle Whip®) works in place of the mayonnaise, if that's your preference.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 93 calories; 7.3 g fat; 3.3 g carbohydrates; 3.9 g protein; 20 mg cholesterol; 277 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I really liked this and wouldn't change a thing with it. It brought bag memories from childhood but was way better than the store bought I used to eat. Great recipe!