Monday, March 19, 2007

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

(I talked about this recipe here)

12 ounces extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
6 ounces chive and onion cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 broccoli stalk
apple wedges, crackers, etc. for serving

Combine Cheddar, both cream cheeses, paprika, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl until well mixed.
Cover and chill 4 hours, or until mixture is firm enough to be shaped.
Shape mixture into a ball to resemble a pumpkin.
Smooth outer surface with a spatula or table knife. Make vertical grooves in the ball, if desired, using fingers or a knife.
Cut florets from broccoli stalk (reserve florets for another use). Cut stalk to resemble a pumpkin stem and press into the top of the cheese ball.
Serve with apple slices and crackers.

makes 20 servings
source: Southern Living
HUs: 3

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