Creating the Perfect Appetizer

It’s that time of year when the world falls in love… and our very special recipes come out to play.

My special recipe is called “Maroon Bells”, named after the beautiful mountain peak in Aspen.

The recipe comes from The Junior League of Denver’s cookbook called, Creme de Colorado.

The base is just grated white cheddar cheese, grated onion and mayonnaise.

Spread Raspberry Preserves and garnish with fresh raspberries and mint!

Here are the preserves and crackers I like, but you can serve it with sliced baguette. The recipe calls for Triscuits, but I like thin wafer crackers best!


Looking through old photographs, I seem to bring it to parties quite a bit! It’s so good and so easy!!!

A perfect appetizer for Christmas or Valentine’s Day!

Maroon Bells

2 1/2 cups Shredded New York White Cheddar Cheese (10-12 ounces)
1/3 cup Grated Onion (white)
2 T. Mayonnaise (Best Foods)
1/3 Raspberry Preserves (Bonne Maman)
Wafer Thin Crackers (Water Wheel)
Fresh Mint and Raspberries for Garnish

In mixing b0wl, combine cheese and onion, add mayonnaise. Mix well. Form into flat mound on serving dish and top with preserves. Garnish with mint and fresh raspberries.



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