Connie Gochenaur

The Perfect Cheese Ball

This cheese ball recipe is from an old friend and is super easy.  The card in my recipe box is filled out in her handwriting.  I like that — makes me think of her every time I make this special treat.

It has become a favorite in our house around the holidays.  You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry.   It can be made well in advance and stored in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks or for several months in the freezer.

The recipe makes two cheese balls — one for yourself and one for a friend.  I like to wrap it securely in saran wrap and then gift-wrap in cellophane for a festive touch.  Add a cute little appetizer knife and a box of crackers and it makes a darling hostess gift.  perfect cheeseball

The Perfect Cheeseball

2 packages Cream Cheese, softened

3 cups shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

1 Tablespoon Pimento, chopped

1 Tablespoon Onion, finely chopped

1 Tablespoon Green Pepper, finely chopped

1 1/2 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

1 1/2 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

Dash of Salt and Pepper

1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder

Pecans, finely chopped

Mix the two cheeses well (clean ring-free hands work best).  Add remaining ingredients and blend well.

Divide into two balls and roll in chopped pecans to cover.   It is better with age — so make it a few days before needed.  Yum!

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This entry was posted on November 14, 2013 by in All Posts, Legacy Recipes and tagged , , , , , .

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