8 oz sharp cheddar, finely shredded8 oz medium cheddar, finely shredded4 green onions, white and some of the green, chopped½ teaspoon cayenne pepper4-6 tablespoons mayonnaise½ cup toasted, chopped pecansAbout ½ cup strawberry jam
Place the cheeses, green onions, and cayenne and 4-5 tablespoons mayonnaise in a food processor. Process until smooth, adding another tablespoon of mayonnaise if needed. Place the cheese on a serving plate and shape into a ring with a well pressed into the center. Press the pecans into the outer edge of the ring. Spoon the strawberry jam into the indentation in the center. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with crackers.
Source: Pecans, by Kathleen Purvis (A Savor The South Cookbook)
Lee Epting, a true Southern gentleman and possibly one of the South's finest entertainers, passed along Epting Events' recipe for their signature red velvet cupcakes with pecans. We consider ourselves quite lucky to be able to share it with you.