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It’s time for retro appetizers in fun shapes! Get these Cheddar-sherry, ham spread & cream cheese spread recipes (1968)

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Ebony Dec 1968 Vintage Christmas appetizer recipes
What were these cheesy cheese spread recipes all about? They were appetizers and snacks that creatively-shaped — into a wreath, a chicken (with a tail made out of Fritos corn chips) and a Christmas tree. Oh yeah, folks in the ’60s were eating these recipes up. Truly.

Holiday cheer — and how to spread it

Happiness is scooping into these groovy Hellmann’s holiday spreads.

To make them fancy like this, cut out simple basic cardboard shapes, cover with foil, mound spread to shape, and garnish. Plain or fancy, the secret of their success is Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise. Light and delicate, creamy and smooth. The perfect party mixer.

Ebony Dec 1968 Vintage Christmas appetizer recipes

Cream cheese spread recipe

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise
1/2 cup finely-chopped walnuts
1 (8 1/2-ounce)
can crushed pineapple, drained

Blend all ingredients. Chill. Makes about 2 cups.

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Recipe for Cheddar cheese spread with sherry

8 ounces Cheddar cheese, finely shredded (about 2 cups)
1/3 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sherry
Dash salt
Dash pepper

Blend all ingredients. Chill. Makes about 1-1/3 cups. Make bird’s tail out of Fritos corn chips.

MORE: Zesty Horseradish Dip & Creamy Cottage Cheese Dip (1972)

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Ham spread with cloves

2 cups ground cooked ham
1/2 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise
2 hard-cooked eggs, ground
1/4 cup pickle relish
2 tablespoons finely-chopped onion
Dash ground cloves

Blend all ingredients. Chill. Makes about 2 cups.

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Temptation tuna salad – Retro food shaped like a fish from 1963

Since you’re here… More mayonnaise-meets-animal-shape fun!

Temptation tuna salad - Retro food shaped like a fish from 1963


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