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Party Cheese Ball

Posted on Mar 9, 2014 by in Dinner | 0 comments

Party Cherry Cheese Ball

Save time by preparing this appetizer in advance.

1/2 cup (about 14) maraschino cherries
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, well drained
1 cup walnuts, chopped

Crackers or cut-up vegetables

Drain maraschino cherries on paper towels. Chop cherries and drain again.

Beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed 3 to 4 minutes, or until cream cheese is smooth. Stir in pineapple and cherries. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

Shape cheese mixture into two (4-inch) balls. Roll cheese balls in walnuts, pressing nuts into surface to adhere. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until chilled.

Serve as a spread with crackers or vegetables. Makes 2 (4-inch) cheese balls.

Tip: You can prepare this appetizer in advance, then freeze it for later use. Allow cheese balls to thaw in refrigerator before serving.

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