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Christmas Cheese Ball

pineapple and green pepper christmas cheese ball

If you’re a long-time reader of this blog, you’ll recognize this christmas cheese ball 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.

This cheese ball is one of my must-have holiday treats. I make it for family get-togethers. I get asked to bring it to parties. I don’t let a holiday season go by without it. It’s filled with crushed pineapple, which gives it a slight sweetness, and green onions, bell pepper, and seasonings that add savoriness. The flavors go really well together and are beautifully balanced. I just love it!

This recipe is what I would call “vintage.” 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 holiday season. Make a Christmas cheese ball 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!

a delicious classic christmas cheese ball recipe
pineapple and green pepper christmas cheese ball

Christmas Cheese Ball

Yield: 1 large cheese ball
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This is one of my favorite holiday appetizers!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

    1. Combine cream cheese, pineapple, green onion, bell pepper, seasoning salt, and 1 cup of pecans in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly. Cover and chill.
    2. 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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