Cheese ball

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Cheese Ball

From the kitchen of Judy/AZ

8 ounces cream cheese
8 to 16 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup skim milk
Red pepper, optional
Chopped green onions, optional
Finely chopped celery, optional
Finely chopped green pepper, optional
Minced garlic, optional

Mix Hidden Valley Ranch dressing, milk and mayonnaise. Add in cream cheese and Cheddar cheese. Mix well. Put into freezer for about 20 minutes.

Shape into balls (makes 2 good size balls, 3 smaller). Put back into freezer just long enough to make the ball firm enough to roll. Roll cheese ball in pecan pieces or chopped parsley. (Unrolled cheese balls freeze well.)

Serve with crackers (wheat, cracked pepper, Triscuits, etc).



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Praline cheese balls

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Praline Cheese Balls

24 ounces cream cheese
2 (5 - or 8-ounce) containers sharp cold pack cheese spread
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
3 tablespoons praline-flavored liqueur or other nutty-flavored liqueur
1 (6 ounce) bag chopped pecans
Pecan halves for garnish

Put cheeses in large bowl and let stand at room temperature approximately 30 minutes to soften. Add garlic salt, onion powder, curry powder and liqueur and mix until very well blended. Cover lightly and put in refrigerator to set, approximately 30 minutes.

Spread chopped pecans on a large piece of wax paper. Separate cheese into two 5- to 6-inch balls or 1 large ball. Place cheese mixture on nuts, roll gently to cover and shape. Put on serving dish. Garnish with pecan halves around edge. If desired, drizzle 1 tablespoon praline liqueur over top for additional flavor.

Chill to set again. Serve at room temperature with choice of crackers.



Kategoria: Appetizers