Holiday Cheese Ball

1
Dawn Cordova

By
@dracx3

I found this recipe in an old cookbook of my mom's when I was 12 years old.I made a few and she took one to work for her Christmas Party. From that year on my mother would come home during the holidays with orders from her co-workers for cheese balls at $5 apiece. I was able to buy all my Christmas gifts from what I made. Nearly 40 years later I still have people calling around Thanksgiving asking if they are going to get their Holiday Cheese Ball this year. I no longer sell them, now they are a gift for the people I love.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
10-15
Prep:
20 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 2-8 oz pkg
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 c
    sharp cheddar cheese -shredded
  • 1 Tbsp
    finely chopped onions
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped pimento
  • 2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans or walnuts

How to Make Holiday Cheese Ball

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix cream cheese and cheddar cheese in bowl until well blended.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, except for the nuts; mix well. Refrigerate several hours.
  3. Shape into 1 large or 2 small balls and roll in chopped nuts. Serve with crackers.
  4. Variations-Change the shape and make a cheese log or a snowman or Christmas Tree. You can also make about 20 mini balls for individual servings.

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About Holiday Cheese Ball

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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