Debby Nelson Recipe

Pineapple Cheese Ball with Craisins

By Debby Nelson annazzassi

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
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Debby's Story

I sometimes shape this like a pinecone and layer with whole almonds during the holidays - it always gets favorable comments.

You can use any dried fruit in place of the craisins.

Serve with nice assortment of crackers like Triscuits©, Sociables©, Ritz©, or any of your favorites.


8 oz
block cream cheese, room temperature
2 c
shredded cheddar cheese, room temperature
8 oz
can crushed pineapple, well drained
½ - 1 c
craisins (to your taste)
1 pinch
chopped pecans – as much as you need to cover the cheese ball

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix the cheeses together using an electric mixer until very well blended.
Add the drained pineapple and cinnamon and mix into the cheese using the mixer.
Add the craisins and mix.
Place the cheese mixture in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours until well-chilled.
Roll the cheese mixture into a ball.
Roll the ball in the chopped nuts until covered on all sides.

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