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Friday, December 11, 2015

Pecan Studded Cheese Ball


If you need a tasty appetizer during the holiday season,
this is a good one!  You can make it ahead of time, too.

Pecan Studded Cheese Ball

16 oz cream cheese, softened
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 t salt
pinch each of onion powder,
garlic powder and paprika
20 oz can of sweetened pineapple tidbits, drained very well.
1 c chopped pecans

Mix everything except the pecans on low in your electric mixer.
Form into a ball, roll in the pecans and wrap in plastic wrap.
Chill.  Bring to room temperature 30 minutes before serving.


40 comments:

  1. Yum!!! I love pecans!!! I will give this a try! thank you for sharing Betsy!

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    1. I hope you like it...we think it's really yummy!

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  2. And I am first as I am still up :-) from next week I will only check your post in the mornings again so I enjoy the first place feeling ;-)

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  3. This sounds great ... and just in time for me to buy all the ingredients at the grocery store tomorrow. Thank you!

    Marla

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    1. I hope you like it....glad the timing worked out!

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  4. My little one will be back to school, so I will have to start the day at 5.30 which makes it impossible to go to sleep at midnight for me. But I always look forward your post when having my morning coffee even though so early ... :-)

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    1. Oops and I cannot do a proper 'reply' obviously ... lol ... does having a very exhausting meeting with burocratic people counts as an excuse?

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    2. Yes, I understand that....you can't go to bed too late if you get up really early!
      Sweet dreams!

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  5. Hi Betsy - that looks delicious ... what are the crackers? They look like the sort I like to have around .. ours seem to be thicker here ... cheers Hilary

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    1. The brand is 34 Degrees and they are called Savory Crisps. These are thin for sure!

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  6. the sweet and savory of this is a win win ,,, yum!!

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  7. Often I find cheese balls a little too cloying even though I love cheese. But I bet the pineapple is a perfect addition. Those crackers look very tasty, too.

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    1. I had to look up 'cloying'! haha...you taught me a new word!

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  8. Ahead of time is grand
    Saves time across the land

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    1. Absolutely it is best!
      Does put the OCD to the test! haha.

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  9. Looks delish . . . much better than a trip to McDonald's . . . lol
    Had little Peter today and again tomorrow ~ did some drilling and screwing projects ~ he much preferred these to his toys . .
    Have a lovely evening . . .:)

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    1. Sounds like you two had some fun with the real tools!

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  10. Your recipe sounds good. I make one similar. Instead of pineapple, I use chopped shrimp and add a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce and Texas Pete.

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  11. That sounds amazing!!! I'm definately going to try this.

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    1. I hope you like it! But what's not to like? haha...
      at least there aren't strawberries in it, right?

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  12. I will be making this! Having family over for the holidays and I am starting to get ideas/recipes together.

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    1. I don't think you'll be disappointed...quick and easy and really yummy!

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  13. Oh Yum. I was looking for a good cheese ball recipe to take to Michel's Christmas. Now I have it. Thanks.

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    1. Oh good! It's so easy..especially with your Kitchen Aid!

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  14. I LOVE a good cheese ball and my favorite thing about them is that they don't have to be perfect.
    Thank you for the recipe!

    Merry Christmas,
    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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    1. Hi Laura...it's been a long time since I've seen you in blog land!
      Thanks for stopping by! Hope you try this recipe...yes, I agree...so easy!

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    1. I could certainly eat some before bed! haha.

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  16. OMG I love cheese, I would die for it!!
    Have a great weekend

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    1. A dozen? haha...I don't think you realize how big they are!

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    2. Well, make it half a dozen, even if they are over 2 pounds!

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