Toasted Pecan Cheese Log
|Chopped pecans||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Diced green pepper||2 Tablespoon|
|Diced onion||2 Tablespoon|
|Cream cheese||8 Ounce|
|Cheddar cheese||8 Ounce, shredded (2 Cups)|
|Italian salad dressing mix||3⁄5 Ounce|
|Diced pimiento||1 Tablespoon, drained|
|Worcestershire sauce||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Red pepper||1 Dash|
Spread pecans in a single layer in a 9-inch square baking dish.
Microwave at HIGH, uncovered, 5 to 6 minutes or until toasted.
Combine green pepper, onion, and butter in a microwave-safe bowl, cover with heavy-duty plastic wrap.
Microwave at HIGH 45 seconds or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring once.
Drain, and set aside.
Place cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave at MEDIUM LOW (30% power) 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until cream cheese is softened.
Combine cream cheese, cooked vegetables, and remaining ingredients, mix well.
Shape mixture into an 11- x 2-inch log, roll in toasted pecans.
Cover and chill.
Serve with assorted crackers.