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Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe

Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe

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

Directions

  • 1. In a mixing bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; mix well. 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).

Nutritional 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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tcarver
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2017

"Although this was a very simple recipe, it did lack flavor. I could only taste cream cheese. I have tried other cheese balls that have a much better flavor."

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slmacbeth
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2017

"I agree with Martha, I thought it lacked flavor. It didn't taste bad, but I would rather have a store-bought cheese ball, to be honest. Just didn't taste like much of anything. other than cream cheese."

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dig1
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2016

"Good one"

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Fluffyberry
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2015

"I have made this so many times its requested every year. I actua)y have the december 2000 issue of the magazine where the recipie was originally printed. Love taste of home!"

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martha f
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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akoehler79
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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MomsTXTaxi
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

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

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aware
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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blpotter
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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redrose507
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2010

"The best cheese ball recipe ever. I have been making this for years and it is always a big hit."

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