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PINEAPPLE PECAN CHEESE BALL

This one first place at the Iowa State Fair appetizer division.

PINEAPPLE PECAN CHEESE BALL

PINEAPPLE PECAN CHEESE BALL

Ingredients

  • 2-8oz. pkgs. cream cheese,softened to room temperature
  • 1 8oz. can crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green peppers
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 tsp. seasoned salt (Lawry's, for example)
  • 2 cups Gurley's Chopped Pecans
  • assorted crackers

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, whip cheese until smooth.
  2. Gently stir in pineapple peppers onions, seasonings and 1/2 cup pecans.
  3. Turn out onto a sheet of plastic wrap and shape into ball.
  4. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  5. Before serving, roll cheese in the remaining 1 1/2 cups of chopped pecans.
  6. Serve with crackers.