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Pecan-Date Cheese Ball

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Says Sue Broyles of Cherokee, Texas, 'This lightly sweet cheese ball is great to have on hand when we crave something creamy or if company drops by. It's even nice enough for the holidays.'"
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20 m servings
Original recipe yields 28 servings


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  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the mustard in water; let stand for 10 minutes. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Add nutmeg and mustard mixture. Stir in cheese and dates. Chill for 15 minutes. Shape into a ball; roll in pecans. Chill. Serve with crackers.


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I made this to take to a party tonight because I had all the ingredients left over and didn't have to go out and buy anything. I was a little doubtful about the dates mixed with the cheeses, bu...

I love it! I used thinly gated asiago cheese because I didn't have cheddar. I was afraid since it is very sharp cheese, but it is great! I added roasted salted sunflower seeds to the pecan beca...

Sorry, but the mayo ruined the whole recipe, IMO. I was going to substitute sour cream or butter, and I should have listened to my intuition. The only thing you can taste is the mayo, and ther...

FANTASTIC!! Didn't change a thing! PERFECT! I used Graham Crackers & Salted Pretzels instead of crackers to dip. YUMMY!!

Update 01/01/07: after trying this with everything from crackers to pretzels to chips, I finally spread some on a slice of homemade bread and found the perfect marriage for it--it would be great...