We’re hooked on this Sweet and Savory Butter Pecan Cheese Log! It’s the perfect appetizer spread for your next gathering or casual dinner at home! Easy and gluten free.
Hey, Gang! I hope everyone is doing well. I’m bleary-eyed but happy here in Cleveland, where we watched the Cavs put a ring on it and then saw the Indians shut out the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the World Series. (Cubs fans, we can still be friends…there’s no other team I’d rather see here with Cleveland.)
And, since I figure most of us watching baseball in late October don’t feel like cooking but want to nosh all through the night (better than biting our nails), I’m sharing an awesome, sweet and savory butter pecan cheese log. Oh, yes, my friends. You’re going to want to make this, pronto.
Here’s the lineup: You’ll chop some pecans and toast them in a pot with melted butter, brown sugar and a bit of Worcestershire. Then, you’ll whip up a cream cheese and cheddar filling accented with smoky flavor, garlic and a nice touch of peppery heat.
You’ll shape that cheese log and press that sweet butter pecan crust all over it. You can let it chill to firm up or dig in while it’s still soft and creamy. Flat pretzels or squares pair really well with this spread, but gluten-free rice crackers work too. Choose whatever you don’t mind eating lots of, because this butter pecan cheese log is absolutely divine. I haven’t eaten so much during a photo shoot since that time I made White and Dark Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn.
This cheese spread isn’t overly spicy, but if you have kiddos who are sensitive to cayenne pepper, you might want to make them a little, mild cheese log before you add the cayenne to the grown-ups’ version. I don’t think anyone’s going to want to miss out on this one.
Enjoy! And may the best team win! (Go Tribe!)
(Recipe Source: Cooking with Mamma C, inspired by a cheese log recipe I saw in an online forum years ago)