*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                 RED BELL PEPPER AND CHEDDAR CHEESE SPREAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   sm           Onion, Quartered
    3       lg           Cloves Garlic, Peeled
    2       ts           Olive Oil
    2                    Red Bell Peppers
    1 1/2   c            Tillamook Cheddar Cheese, Or
                         Other Sharp Cheddar,
                         Grated And Packed To Measure
            ds           Cayenne Pepper
    2       tb           Chives, Fresh, Chopped
 
   Preheat oven to 375øF.  Place onion and garlic in small baking dish.
   Drizzle with oil.  Bake until soft, stirring occasionally, about 50
   minutes.  Cool. Meanwhile, char peppers over gas flame or under broiler
   until blackened on all sides.  Cool 10 minutes.  Peel and seed peppers; pat
   dry. Place all ingredients except chives in processor.  Puree until almost
   smooth. Transfer to bowl.  Stir in chives.  Season with salt and pepper.
   Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.  (Can be prepared 1 day ahead.)
   Makes about 1-1/2 cups. Excellent with crackers, on crusty country bread or
   served with a dip with crudites. Recipe from Bon Appetit, March, 1993.
   Source: Bon Appetit - March, 1993
  
 
 
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