Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe
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Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe

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"This rich cheese spread is delicious and wonderfully attractive," says Esther Shank of Harrisonville, Virginia.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon diced pimientos
  • 1 tablespoon diced green pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Chopped pecans, toasted
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 70 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Shape into two balls; roll in pecans. Cover and chill. Remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2 cheese balls (1-1/2 cups each).
Originally published as Christmas Cheese Ball in Taste of Home December/January 2000, p8

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 70 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Christmas Cheese Ball

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Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013 Edited Jan. 7, 2014

"I tried this because of all the positive ratings. It was good, but lacked that pizzaz that gives it a unique flavor and it was just . . . well cheese flavor. I ended up doubling the vegs and adding some celery salt and a tad of garlic. That helped but would have liked a "zip" in it. I didn't know what to add to get that special flavor but will try it again someday."

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"Made this last year for Christmas. It was devoured! So good. This was my first ever attempt at a cheese ball and it was so simple. Definitely making again!"

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Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"This is the best cheese ball recipe!!! Friends and co-workers ask for this for Christmas!!"

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Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"The flavors in this cheese ball were subtle. It made the perfect addition to my Christmas appetizer table. I did, however, break the cardinal rule of cream cheese....I made this ahead and froze it. The ball didn't stick together well after being thawed, but it still tasted great."

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2010

"Delicious! I modified the recipe a little bit by adding more of the veggies than it called for, but I'm glad I did. It added wonderful flavor and texture."

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