This is an amazing cheese spread that was served about 12 years ago at a baby shower I attended. When you want an easy and tasty cheese spread for a last minute get together,this is one to keep as you probably have most of the ingredients on hand in your pantry.
1 small container of Cool Whip non-dairy topping, thawed
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
2 cups freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup toasted chopped pecans
1 cup strawberry or raspberry preserves
Mix together cream cheese and cool whip, stir in cheddar cheese. In a plastic wrap lined loaf pan, place half of cream cheese mixture in bottom of lined loaf pan. Spread to corners and even out. Place remaining cream cheese mixture over preserves. Spread to corners and even out. Sprinkle toasted pecans over the top. Cover with overhanging plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours or over night. Serve with wheat crackers or sweet bagel chips.