CLASSIC HAM AND CHEESE SPREAD

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Sometimes…easy, familiar recipes are forgotten, or passed over, in favour of ones that, perhaps, use more exotic ingredients or just sound more exciting.
This is one of those recipes.
I first tasted this spread at a party over 25 years ago, and promptly asked for the recipe. I was told “ham, cheddar and cream cheese, garlic to your liking, easy peasy”.
You know something…it really is that simple.
I measured it all out for you, for the purpose of this post, but the truth is that you can just use what you have, a little more of one thing, or a little less of another, isn’t going to change things much. The end result is the same, a creamy and delicious spread.
It makes for an excellent appetizer that is quick and easy to prepare, and that everyone enjoys.

CLASSIC HAM AND CHEESE SPREAD

*makes about 1 1/2 cup
*serves 8+ (doubles easily for a larger crowd)

Ingredients:

1/2 lb deli ham (black forest,Tuscany, rosemary are all good for this, as well as leftover cooked ham)

1/2 cup (1/2 pkg) plain cream cheese (herb and garlic is also delicious)

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 large clove garlic, peeled and cut in half

freshly ground pepper to taste

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Directions:

-add ham, cheeses, garlic and pepper to a small food processor bowl
-process for about 30 seconds, scrape sides and process a bit longer to combine ingredients well
-transfer to a serving bowl and serve with crackers

*can be prepared the day before, refrigerate until ready to serve

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