Pineapple Cheese Ball with Craisins

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Debby Nelson

By
@annazzassi

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 a nice assortment of crackers like Triscuits, Sociables, Ritz or any of your favorites.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We love a delicious cheese ball recipe during the holiday's and this one is delightful. It's sweet from the pineapple with a bit of tartness from the cranberries. Super creamy, the saltiness from the cheddar cheese balances out the sweetness from the fruit. Pecans with their nuttiness and crunch are perfect. Serve with slices of toasted baguette and you have an impressive and easy party appetizer. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Prep:
15 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

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

How to Make Pineapple Cheese Ball with Craisins

Step-by-Step

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

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About Pineapple Cheese Ball with Craisins

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Collection: New Year Party




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