Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

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Servings: 2 cups
Prep Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 cup Homemade Mayonnaise, recipe follows
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped sage
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
8 ounces Colby cheese, grated (2 cups)
8 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (2 cups)
1 (4-ounce) jar chopped pimentos, drained
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Pumpernickel bread, or bread of your choice

Homemade Mayonnaise:

3 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
Dash cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cups canola oil





In a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sage, lemon juice, mustard, cayenne, and Worcestershire sauce with a rubber spatula.

Add the two cheeses and pimientos, blending thoroughly to combine. Season with salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Refrigerate until ready to use. Spread between 2 slices of bread.

Homemade Mayonnaise:

In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, a blender, or the jar of mayonnaise maker, combine the yolks, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, salt, sugar, and cayenne. Pulse several times to blend.

With the processor running at high speed, or while quickly dashing the plunger of a mayonnaise maker, very slowly drizzle in the oil, allowing it to fully integrate as added until all the oil has been incorporated.

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Reader Comments:


Pumpernickel Bread is a new bread in our home. I was wondering how many type of sandwiches it might go with. you just gave me one more.

By carolyn brown on April 10, 2014


Have missed your great recipes...lov'em!

By Mary Anne Stephens on April 09, 2014


My granny used to make homemade pimento cheese, I cant wait to try this. Love you so much Paula, your recipes always remind me of home and my Granny and Aunt Patty's family dinners.

By Angel on April 08, 2014


Don't like taste of pimento so I use a very simikar recipe to this one but substitut roasted geen chili peppers for the pimento.

By jennG on April 08, 2014


Paula, way too many ingredients! I grew up in the deep South (Tifton, Ga) and my grannies pimento cheese was simplicity itself. Mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, pimentos, salt and pepper. MAYBE a splash of L&P if it was going to a church social. Dust of cayenne if it was for GrandPa. Don't "gussie" up a already Good recipe.

By Doug Dodson on April 07, 2014


Put this spread on a burger - you'll LOVE it!

By Diana Garrett on April 07, 2014



By dave on March 14, 2013


This is the absolute BEST pimento cheese I have every eaten. Easy to make also

By A. Potts on July 07, 2012

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