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Christmas Cheese Ball

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Makes

2 cheese balls (1-1/2 cups each)

"This rich cheese spread is delicious and wonderfully attractive," says Esther Shank of Harrisonville, Virginia.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups 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

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. Shape into two balls; roll in pecans. Cover and chill. Remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 70 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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