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!
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.