Four-Cheese Pimiento Dip

Four-Cheese Pimiento Dip
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  1. 1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  2. 8 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (2 cups)
  3. 8 ounces extra-sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded (2 cups)
  4. 4 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded (1 cup)
  5. 1 cup mayonnaise
  6. 1 4 ounce jar diced pimientos, drained (or 2 2-oz jars)
  7. 1/2 cup finely chopped green sweet pepper
  8. 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  9. 1 small jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded, and minced*
  10. 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  11. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  12. Optional Stir-ins: crumbled crisp-cooked bacon, toasted pecans, chopped green onions, or diced tomatoes
  13. Dippers: celery sticks, carrot sticks, pita chips, and/or crackers
  1. In bowl beat cream cheese 30 seconds. gradually beat in other cheeses. Beat in mayonnaise. Stir in pimientos, sweet pepper onion, jalapeno, Worcestershire, and cayenne. Add chosen stir-ins, or divide the pimiento cheese into portions and add a different stir-in to each. Serve with dippers. Recipe can be halved, if desired. Makes 5 cups spread.