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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Pineapple Cheese Ball

Here is another idea for NYE yummy-ness because as soon as that clock strikes midnight I'll be a completely reformed woman as far as my eating goes.  Just think of this as another way to savor those last few moments of naughty behavior...


Pineapple Cheese Ball
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper, or mixture of green and red bell pepper
3 tablespoons finely chopped green onion
2 teaspoons seasoned salt, or to taste
2 cups chopped pecans, divided
Preparation:

Combine cream cheese, drained crushed pineapple, chopped bell pepper, chopped green onion, seasoned salt, and 1 cup chopped pecans. Chill in refrigerator until firm then shape into a ball. Just before serving roll pineapple cheese ball in remaining cup of pecans. Serve pineapple cheese ball with assorted crackers. Pineapple cheese ball makes about 3 cups of cheese spread.