Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sherry Cheese Pâté


As I mentioned last week, I’ve recently been invited to several different parties and drop-ins. Fall is a really busy time.

Since I’ve needed to bring hors d’oeuvres with me to these events, I’ve had to dig around in my recipe box a bit. After all, some of the same people are at each of these events. (Which is very tacky of them. If there were different people at each event, I could just make a huge batch of cheese olivettes, freeze them, and use them at each party!) :)

RileyAdamsFoodBlogPostpic_thumb_thumb[3]_thumb[20]So here’s a recipe from deep in my recipe box. It’s an old crowd-pleaser, sherry cheese pâté.

Even its name is mysterious, which makes preparing it very fitting for a mystery writer. This is not pâté. Not even close! But it is good. Oh, and quick and easy. A must for me right now. The taste of sherry in this spread seems to go over well at parties.

Sherry Cheese Pâté

2 3-oz packages softened cream cheese
1 C grated sharp cheddar
1 T dry sherry
1/2 t curry powder
1/4 t salt
1 8oz jar mango chutney
2 green onions, chopped

Mix cream cheese, cheddar, sherry, curry, and salt together, thoroughly. Spread the mixture on a serving plate. Chill. Spread the chutney on the top of the mixture and sprinkle green onions on the top. Serve with crackers.

Enjoy! And hope you’ve all got some fun fall events on your calendar.

Finger Lickin’ Dead (Riley Adams)
Progressive Dinner Deadly ($2.99 on Kindle—Elizabeth Craig)


  1. Elizabeth/Riley - I have no doubt that your delicious cheese olivettes would be welcome at *every* party! However, today's recipe is equally delightful. The combo of flavors would surely keep my taste buds happy. Frankly, I'm typing this well after midnight, and I'm famished. I tried my best to reach through my computer screen and steal one of your samples, but (dang), won't work. I'll have to make my own.

    ~ Cleo

  2. They've got a unique kind of taste to them (with the sherry, I suppose), but I like the mixture of flavors. Hope you will!

  3. Mango chutney and curry powder must be a wonderful combination. I'm trying this the next time I need hors d’oeuvres!

    ~ Krista

  4. Thank you! I am always looking for appetizers that are different. This sounds excellent, Elizabeth (Riley too!)



  5. Elizabeth, how easy and what fun flavors in this. Sounds delicious. Can't wait to try it. I'm going to the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday night with family and think I'll bring this along as a sneak surprise.


  6. Krista--It's a nice mingling of flavors, I think. :)

    Mary Jane--When I bring it along to a party, it's always the only sherry cheese pate there!

    Avery--Oooh...Hollywood Bowl! That sounds like a lot of fun!

  7. Mmmm. This sounds wonderful! I never would have thought to add sherry to the mix, but I like the idea a lot. Thanks for this, Elizabeth!

  8. Wendy--The sherry makes it, I think! Just a very different taste. :)