Advocate-tested recipe

Cheddar Cheese Ring With Raspberries

Serves a crowd. Recipe is by Sheryl Campbell, of Baton Rouge.

2 (8-ounce) Cracker Barrel Sharp Cheddar logs, hand grated

1 cup chopped pecans

1 tablespoon grated yellow or white onion

4 shakes (¼ teaspoon) Worcestershire sauce

4 shakes (¼ teaspoon) Louisiana Hot Sauce

1 cup Blue Plate mayonnaise

1 (10-ounce) jar red raspberry preserves (Campbell uses St. Dalfour brand)

Plain wafers, such as water crackers, for serving

1. Place grated cheese, pecans, onion and two sauces in a bowl and stir by hand, then work in mayonnaise with a fork.

2. Press the mixture onto serving dish and form into an 8-inch round. Using your fingers, press a deep well about 3½ inches in diameter in the center of the mixture.

3. Refrigerate until time to serve. Add raspberry preserves in the well just before serving. Serve with water crackers and a cheese spreader.