Holiday or Anytime 15 Minute Appetizer: Cheddar-Maple and Pecan Log


Today, I am in Madison Wisconsin for a Wisconsin Cheese Media tour. I get to tour about 8 different cheesemakers around the area while tasting fabulous cheeses, attending a Fondue lunch as well as an award winning Cheese and Beer Pairing reception. I thought I would feature a simple cheese appetizer that my family loves in honor of the amazing Wisconsin Cheese. It’s so easy and wonderful for this time of year or as the holidays near (Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas), and my kids love it!

Also, I will also be featured on NBC 13 Daytime Alabama at 11:30 a.m on Thursday cooking a simple Slider recipes so check it out. I know-busy week.

Cheddar-Maple and Pecan Log

Prep Times:

15 minutes


8 to 10 servings


1 (8-ounce) package light cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 1/2 cups grated Wisconsin Cheddar
1/2 cup ground pecans


1. In a bowl beat cream cheese with a wooden spoon until creamy. Beat in maple syrup. Stir in grated cheese. Cover and chill 10 minutes.

2. Form cream cheese mixture into a log. Spread half the ground pecans on a piece of waxed paper, roll cheese log in nuts, then sprinkle with remaining ground nuts, coating all sides of the log. Wrap in waxed paper and chill for several hours. Serve with assorted crackers.

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