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cherry / pineapple christmas cheese-ball

Recipe by
Linda Faye Lober
Pittsburg, MO

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. Enjoy!

yield 2 -4
prep time 1 Hr
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For cherry / pineapple christmas cheese-ball

  • 1/2 c
    maraschino cherries
  • 1 can
    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