Cherry / Pineapple Christmas Cheese-ball

Cherry / Pineapple Christmas Cheese-ball Recipe

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Linda Faye Lober


Christmas seemed to be the same old recipes.
I needed another Cheeseball to wow my guest.
I found it by taking a few favorite fruits and incorporating them into a Festive Christmas Cheeseball!
this simple yet, wow recipe makes a beautiful addition to your Christmas Holiday.


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  • 1/2 c
    maraschino cherries
  • 1 can(s)
    pineapple tidbits
  • 1 pkg
    philadelphia cream cheese
  • 1 c
    coconut, shredded
  • 1 pkg
    sliced almonds
  • 1 box
    animal crackers
  • 1 box
    graham crackers

How to Make Cherry / Pineapple Christmas Cheese-ball


  1. soften cream cheese to room temperature, then mix by hand or with mixer
  2. add 1/2 cup drained, chopped maraschino cherries and gently stir
  3. add 1 small can pineapple tidbits (chopped finely) and drained
  4. Mix the above ingredients all together and form a ball. I like to allow enough time to leave in refrigerator overnight.
  5. When mixture is removed and thoroughly chilled form a nice cheese ball to then be rolled in your choice of coconut or sliced almonds. the preference is yours
  6. Serve the above cheeseball with your favorite cracker. I like to sit it on a Christmas dish surround by animal cracker (iced or plain) and or graham crackers! Enjoy

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About Cherry / Pineapple Christmas Cheese-ball

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

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