OK . . . OK . . . I KNOW . . . CHEESE BALL . . . REALLY?!?!? YES REALLY! This Cheese ball (apple) is great tasting and . . . it’s fun to make! I love to have it ready at the beginning of my cooking classes or at a social gathering. I just serve it with some wheat or multi-grain crackers . . . . really, almost anything will go well with it. It works great to have something there that my guests can “nosh” on while they are waiting . . . for whatever they’re waiting for.
We made this in our Lark inn Cooking Class last October and it was a big hit. Enjoy!
PREP: 15 MINUTES
CHILLING TIME: 2 HOURS
SERVES – 10 TO 12 APPETIZER SERVINGS
8 OUNCES WHITE CHEDDAR CHEESE, SHREDDED
1 (8-OUNCE) PACKAGE CREAM CHEESE, SOFTENED
1/8 TEASPOON GROUND RED PEPPER
1 ½ INCH CINNAMON STICK
1 BAY LEAF
- 1. Process first 4 ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Chill 30 minutes.
- 2. Shape cheese mixture into a ball, and make an indentation in the top to resemble an apple. Chill ball 30 minutes.
- 3. Coat ball heavily with paprika; cover and chill 1 hour
- 4. Insert cinnamon stick and bay leaf into indentation to resemble apple stem and leaf. Serve with assorted crackers or Cheddar-Pecan Shortbread leaves.
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