This Pineapple Cheeseball is always a hit at parties. Crushed pineapple, cream cheese, green pepper, shallot and chopped pecans!
A SWEET AND SAVORY CHEESEBALL
This pineapple cheeseball is one of my favorite summer cheeseballs. It's great anytime of year but the pineapple just screams summer! It might seem like a strange combination of flavors but it really works. You get a slightly sweet and slightly salty combination that satisfies everyone's tastebuds. Serve it with your favorite assortment of crackers.
TIPS FOR MAKING A DELICIOUS CHEESEBALL:
- You can make this cheeseball 2-3 days ahead of time and keep it in the fridge until you're ready to serve.
- Make sure to finely dice the shallots and green peppers. You don't want big chunks in this.
- If you don't like green pepper, just leave them out or switch it out with another vegetable that you enjoy.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- cream cheese
- green pepper
- crushed pineapple
- shallot (or sweet onion)
- Worcestershire sauce
- chopped pecans
HOW TO MAKE A PINEAPPLE CHEESEBALL:
Combine all ingredients (except pecans) in a bowl.
Roll cheese mixture into two balls (or one large ball.)
Then roll cheeseball in chopped pecans, coating the outside.
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.
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Pineapple Cheeseball (+Video)
- 8 ounce block cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- ½ green pepper, finely diced
- 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained well
- 1 tablespoon shallot, finely diced (or onion)
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- Combine all ingredients (except pecans) in a bowl.
- Roll cheese mixture into two balls (or one large ball) and then roll them in chopped pecans.
- Wrap up cheeseball(s) 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.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
Originally published: January 2011
Updated & republished: June 2020