15 December 2011

a holiday cheese ball. {gluten-free & vegetarian}

15 December 2011

So, this is a version of a cheese ball my mum used to make around the holidays. It is very rich and super addicting. Once a year is probably enough. It really simple and a great appetizer for a holiday party because it can be made a day or two ahead of time (although I roll the ball into the chopped nuts just before serving).

I made this one last time we went to visit Jediah's parents. They run a wonderful doggie-daycare/overnight place called Fresh Air Dogs. It is always fun playing & snuggling with all the pups that are there! It is not your average kennel--it is way more fun (I know my dogs LOVE visiting)!

the cheese ball.

2 packages organic cream cheese, room temperature
8 oz organic crushed pineapple, liquid squeezed
1/2 cup scallions, chopped
sea salt & cracked pepper

  1. Thoroughly combine ingredients and form into a  ball. 
  2. Wrap in plastic wrap & refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

1 cup pecans, finely chopped

  1. Put the pecans on a plate. Roll the ball  in the pecans until evenly covered.
  2. Serve with your favorite crackers.

happy eatings & cheers!
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