RED PEPPER BALL

1
Bonnie ^O^

By
@Utahn

This is a family favorite. I love the mild, fruity taste of this Red Pepper Ball. Perfect for your holiday parties, church dinners, or a ladies luncheon! Enjoy!

Rating:
★★★★★ 4 votes
Comments:
Serves:
a bunch -- needs to chill overnight
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

2
8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened
2
tablespoons of cointreau
1
tablespoon of lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon of lawry's season salt
1
tablespoon honey
1 1/8
cup crushed pineapple, very well drained.
1/3
cup dried blueberries or dried cherries
1 1/8
fine chopped red bell pepper
optional: parsley to garnish

How to Make RED PEPPER BALL

Step-by-Step

  • 1It is important to use exact measurements in this recipe so the ball will not be too wet to roll.
  • 2Beat cream cheese in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add Cointreau, lemon juice, season salt, honey, pineapple and 1/3 cup dried blueberries; mix well.
  • 3Place cheese mixture in the center of a piece of plastic wrap. Bring the corners up to meet and seal around the cheese, molding the mixture into a ball. Refrigerate overnight.
  • 4Remove from the refrigerator and form once again into a ball. The mixture will be stiff and easy to mold. Remove plastic and roll cheese ball in chopped red bell pepper to cover.
  • 5Garnish with fresh herbs and dried blueberries or cherries or leave plain. Serve with crackers. Savory Rosemary crackers by Carr's is my favorite with this ball... Makes 24 servings. Enjoy!
  • 6Cook's Tip: We usually make this ball on the 4th of July because it has red, white and blue colors of the flag when using dried blueberries in the filling. Then for Christmas I use dried cherries for the filling. Enjoy!

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About RED PEPPER BALL

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy