Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pineapple Cheeseball

This one is for all you ladies.  Now, don't get me wrong, men can love a good cheeseball too, but let's be honest, it's usually the ladies that end up hanging around the cheeseball and crackers.  As everyone is gearing up for their big (or small) Super Bowl parties, we will probably be making all kinds of wings and dips and chili. However, try adding this little cheeseball to your spread (get it? spread? tap, tap is this thing on?) It's not just great to make for football parties but any kind of get together where snack food will be appreciated.  And, you can also make this 2-3 days ahead of time and keep it in the fridge until you're ready to serve. Who doesn't love that? 
Ingredients:
1 block cream cheese (8 oz. softened)
½ green pepper, finely diced
1 can crushed pineapple (8 oz.), drained very well
1 tablespoon shallot (or sweet onion), finely diced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ cup chopped pecans


Directions:
Combine all ingredients (except pecans) in a bowl. Roll cheese mixture into two balls and then roll them in chopped pecans.   Wrap up cheeseballs with plastic wrap or put into airtight container.  Allow cheeseballs to set up in the fridge (at least 2-4 hours). This lets the flavors meld together a bit.  These cheeseballs will keep in your fridge for about 4-5 days so they are great to make in advance. Serve with your favorite crackers. (Pictured with Wheat crackers and sesame melba toast).
Enjoy!

30 comments :

Elisabeth said...

Love your cheeseball and the choice of crackers you served with it. Such a yummy Super Bowl Sunday treat!

Nisa Homey said...

Cheese ball is looking yum!!!

Candace said...

The cheeseball always gets my vote! yum!
Have a great weekend, Candace

Siggy Spice said...

I have never made a cheeseball before, but it is about time to start. YUM!

The Mom Chef said...

I'm all for the cheeseball. Of course, I'm also for the wings and other stuff too. ::sigh:: This looks fantastic. I love the addition of the pineapple!

Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks said...

I love cheese so much! You are right, I would probably be the only one eating it because I wouldn't let anyone else touch it! HA!

Mary said...

I love the ease and functionality of cheeseballs when I'm having company. Yours sounds delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings..Mary

Mateja ^_^ said...

Yummy,yummy! It's simply cheesilicious ;)

Sandra said...

Looks amazing, love the cheeseball!

Sally Darling said...

My oh My oh My! Wonderful looking cheeseball. Love your tap tap tap, is this thing on comment. Sometimes I feel like saying that everytime I talk to my husband or daughter! Is anyone listening? Cute Cute post! Ina has competition!

Get Real Chris said...

I do love a good cheeseball! I like how this one has crushed pineapple in it...interesting.

Annie said...

I do love a good cheese ball! My Mom like to make one that is cream cheese mixed with green onions and then rolled in dried beef. Yours sounds great too, I am going to have to give it a try!

Candace said...

I popped in to tell you that I left a little something for you on my blog. :)

Dreamgoddess said...

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Lizzy said...

Oh, my gosh...LOVE that you have pineapple in your cheeseball! Perfect for a Super Bowl gathering :)

Patti said...

I love the addition of the pineapple. Great for any party!

Becky said...

I have made many cheese balls in my day, but I like the addition of the pineapple. I've never made one with fruit before. Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe!

Kristen said...

I usually park myself in front of the cheeseball and eat and eat and eat. That one is no exception. I love the combination!

lil @ sweetsbysillianah said...

wow, i never thought about making my own cheeseball... this looks so yummy, my husband would be a big fan even though i'm not too crazy about the pineapples. =P

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

This loos so good. There is something about a cheeseball that is just irresistable to me. Your's look wonderful. Thanks for sharing your recipe and have a wonderful day.

Elsa said...

Yum! Looks delicious!

shopannies said...

yummy perfect for the game or movie night

Miz Helen said...

Well who would start a party without a good Cheeseball? Your recipe looks delicious and will be a hit here today. Thank you so much for bringing it to Full Plate Thursday!
Hope to see you soon!

Anne said...

I made this for the super Bowl Party and everyone loved it,have to make more.

Mary said...

Brandie, so love your site. Am making your cheeseball right now. Thought you might like to try the other one I am making. Garlic Cheese Logs....1 pkg cream cheese, 5 cloves garlic finely chopped, 2 cups any cheese grated (I use either cheddar or swiss, 1 to 3 dashes Tabasco. Mix well and roll into 2 logs. I now take 1 cup of finely chopped pecans and roll the logs in the pecans.

The Country Cook said...

Mary - thank you SO much. I'm definitely gonna have to make that. It sounds amazing!!! Thank you for sharing!

Mary said...

I make this same cheeseball and mine makes 2, so I always have nearly a whole left, yummmm! Try adding a little bit of seasoned salt to the mix (to taste) and you will be surprised. It takes away from the sweet and really adds to it.

Anonymous said...

I make dis every year this a famiy recipes from many years but I never add the worchertrin sauce...its great easy and simple to make

Anonymous said...

This looks so yummy and I do love them cheese balls....I am going to try this..however I like a little hit so instead of the green pepper I think I am going to try a jalapeno pepper in it....Thank for sharing

Kathleen said...

I used to make this cheese ball MANY years ago ... !!! One addition our "gang" used was ham pieces (deleting the W/sauce) ~ a wonderful, salty contrast to the sweet pineapple ~ and so very tasty! I just served it again not long ago after a very long time, and was rewarded with many compliments ... and requests for the great recipe! Your many readers will be happy they make it ... and I am happy I found you, your lovely blog, and many more recipes! Thanks!