This week, we're featuring a tasty recipe from one of our Charleston B&Bs, Kings Courtyard Inn. Pair it with some crackers or chips, and it's the perfect appetizer for a large or small group. Read on for the recipe and more information on the historic inn.
Southern Pimento Cheese Spread
Serves 10-15 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
• 6 cups - cheddar cheese
• 2 cups - Dukes Mayonnaise
• 1 cup - sour cream
• 1 small can - pimento peppers, diced
• 1 small can - Pickled jalapeno peppers, chopped (optional for a spicy kick)
• 3-4 Scallions, diced (optional for a spicy kick)
• Dash of salt and pepper
In a large bowl, combine cheddar cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream. Finely dice pimentos and scallions before adding into the cheese mixture. Mix all ingredients together by hand and add a dash of salt and pepper to taste. If the spread is too thick, add more mayonnaise. If spread is too thin, add more cheese.
For Pimento Cheese Dip: This variation calls for about a half cup less of mayonnaise. All other ingredients remain the same. Combine all ingredients and blend in a food processor before serving for a smoother consistency.
About the inn:
Kings Courtyard Inn is located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. It was originally built in 1853 as an inn catering to plantation owners and merchant guests. It has been beautifully restored, and each of the 41 rooms have a unique size and architectural details. Thanks to the inn for sharing this delicious recipe with us!
By Emily Starbuck Crone