Sweet & Savory Pineapple Cheese Ball Recipe

Sweet & Savory Pineapple Cheese Ball Recipe
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Sweet & Savory Pineapple Cheese Ball Recipe

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One of my favorite dishes in childhood was my mom's pineapple and green pepper cheese ball. Now I make it, and it’s always a hit. —Susan Harrison, Laurel, Maryland
MAKES:
32 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:
32 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 3 cups finely chopped pecans, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in pineapple, 1-1/2 cups pecans, green pepper, onion and seasoned salt. Shape into two balls. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
Place remaining pecans in a small shallow bowl; roll cheese balls in pecans to coat evenly. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2 cheese balls (2 cups each).
Originally published as Sweet & Savory Pineapple Cheese Ball in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2015, p30

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 3 cups finely chopped pecans, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • Assorted crackers
  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in pineapple, 1-1/2 cups pecans, green pepper, onion and seasoned salt. Shape into two balls. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  2. Place remaining pecans in a small shallow bowl; roll cheese balls in pecans to coat evenly. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2 cheese balls (2 cups each).
Originally published as Sweet & Savory Pineapple Cheese Ball in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2015, p30

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