PARTY CHEESE BALL

 

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Ingredients

  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped piniento
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped green pepper*
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped onion*
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper*
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions

  • With you hands, cream the cream cheese.
  • Then add all the remaining ingredients, except pecans.
  • Mix well and shape into a ball.
  • Roll the ball in the chopped pecans.
  • Wrap in wax paper, then in foil.
  • Chill for at least 24 hours before serving.
  • * I add a little more of these 3 ingredients. A scant 1/4 cup of the onion and pepper and 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper.

Notes

I have tried other recipes for cheese balls, but I always come back to the one my mom always made during the holidays when I was growing up.

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