Several years back this was my go to cheese ball for holiday parties and neighbor gift giving. I grew tired of the same old thing and tried new things over the years. This year I decided that it was time to go back to the favorite one! BUT…..I could not find my stinking recipe!
Can you relate? I searched the Internet until I found one that sounded just like our favorite. It tastes just like it! Score!!! I made a double batch of these today. Each batch easily divides into 2 balls. I have 3 to give to neighbors with crackers and wine for Christmas and 1 to keep for our holiday dinner.
It is not to late to whip one of these up! I am sure most if not all of the ingredients you may already have on hand. I have frozen in the past as well!
2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
1/2 lb. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 teaspoons grated onion
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon season salt
1/4 teaspoon salt
2.25 ounce can of deviled ham
2 teaspoons parsley, chopped
2 teaspoons pimientos, chopped
2/3 cup finely chopped pecans
Combine all ingredients except pecans
Form into 2 balls.
Roll balls in pecans until covered.
Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 3 hours.
Serve with crackers.
I combine the ingredients in my food processor except the pecans. Makes the job much faster. I make 1 batch at a time.
This makes an excellent gift for gift giving! I deliver it on a pretty holiday tray with with a couple of sleeves of crackers and a bottle of wine.
Merry Christmas Y'all!