On the 2nd Day of Christmas: Christmas Cheeseball

December 9, 2011 — Leave a Comment


If you’re a long-time reader of this blog, you’ll recognize this recipe; I first posted it two years ago during the insanity I call my 25 Day of Holiday Delights series.  It is so good that it warrants re-posting.  It’s actually the recipe my mom made the whole time I was growing up and the recipe my sister-in-law’s family made the whole time she was growing up.  It is a time-tested winner, and one that gets numerous requests every Christmas.  Make it for that Holiday party you’re going to this weekend and I bet you’ll get asked to make it every year from now on!

Christmas Cheeseball
We usually serve it with Wheat Thins, but any kind of cracker will do!

2 8-oz packages cream cheese, slightly softened

1 8-oz can crushed pineapple, well drained
2 Tablespoons finely chopped green onion
1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
2 cups chopped pecans, divided

Combine cream cheese, pineapple, green onion, bell pepper, seasoning salt, and 1 cup of pecans in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly. Cover and chill. When the cheese mixture is firm, form the entire mixture into a ball. Roll the ball in the remaining 1 cup of chopped pecans. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap until ready to serve. Serve with your favorite crackers.

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