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Chutney-Bacon Cheese Ball

 Chutney-Bacon Cheese Ball
Your guests will love this tasty, ingredient-packed holiday cheese ball. Serve with crackers for a yummy appetizer.—Dena Gurley, Southaven, Mississippi
36 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 jar (9 ounces) chutney
  • 1 pound bacon strips, chopped
  • 6 green onions, finely chopped
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine cheeses. Shape into a ball; top with
  • chutney. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove
  • to paper towels; drain. Sprinkle bacon and onions over cheese ball.
  • Serve with crackers. Yield: 4-1/2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers) equals 124 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 349 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.