This is a great appetizer with a cheesy yet sweet flavor.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together the cream cheese, pineapple, onion, bell pepper and seasoning salt.

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  • Form into a ball and roll in chopped pecans. Chill and serve with butter crackers.

Nutrition Facts

123 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 3.2g 1% DV; fat 11.7g 18% DV; cholesterol 24.6mg 8% DV; sodium 100.9mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2003
This is a great recipe. I recently made this for a party and everyone loved it. To make sure it is not runny after you drain the crushed pineapple pat it with some paper toweling to remove the moisture. It really makes a difference and makes it easier to handle when you roll it in the nuts. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2003
The mixture was runny and didn't hold together well making it difficult for kids to get it on the crackers. Think this was due to the juice leaking out of the pineapple. Next time I make it I will squeeze as much juice out of the pineapple as possible. My husband loves it! Read More
(18)
86 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2003
This is a great recipe. I recently made this for a party and everyone loved it. To make sure it is not runny after you drain the crushed pineapple pat it with some paper toweling to remove the moisture. It really makes a difference and makes it easier to handle when you roll it in the nuts. Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2006
I've made this cheese ball for the holidays for many years. My family loves it. I put ALL the nuts in the recipe and don't even bother to make a ball out of it. It's wonderful as a spread. We have named the "The Best Cheeseball Ever." Your family will love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2003
Very good. I drained the pineapple until there was almost not liquid left and it held together no problem. Though I didn't have one a cheese cloth would be useful to drain the pineapple. I will definitely use one when I make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2003
The mixture was runny and didn't hold together well making it difficult for kids to get it on the crackers. Think this was due to the juice leaking out of the pineapple. Next time I make it I will squeeze as much juice out of the pineapple as possible. My husband loves it! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2003
Oh my goodness! This is a wonderful recipe. I made it for a Christmas open house and it was gone in a matter of an hour...I'm planning to make another one soon just because. I was wary of mixing pineapple with green peppers but the results are just too good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2003
This recipe was easy to make and my guests were surprised that I made it myself. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2003
I have had this cheese ball before. You have got to try it. It's sure to be a big hit at holiday gatherings. I made it for several different occasions and folks couln't stop eating it! Give it a try! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
First let me say that this recipe brought back some wonderful memories from my youth. I remember on Easter when we were having family and friends over for dinner. My mom made this cheese ball and served it. She had gotten the recipe from someone at work after she tried there at an office party. It was a really big hit. From then on whenever she would make one to take to a party she would make an extra for the family to enjoy. Later I called home from my submarine (I was a cook) to ask for the recipe so that I could serve it to the crew when they watched movies at night on the mess deck. I made some homemade butter crackers to go with it and the crew went wild over it. I will never forget what one of the guys said as he scooped up a cracker full of it. He said; Jack if you were just a little-bit prettier I would marry you. I lost the recipe and forgot all about it for years. Last Christmas I remembered it but could not remember exactly what went into it. I searched and found it here. This is exactly the recipe that my mom used to make. It is just as good as or better than I remember. If you give this one a try I know you will like it and so will your guests. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2011
Everyone at the party loved this - I thought it needed more... I made it for the picture - for our AR friend Cindy Lepp. I use a recipe that I got somewhere about 35 years ago that has the same ingredients - only different amounts as follows: 1 cup pineapple (I go by the measuring cup not the ounces in a can) increase the green pepper to 1/4 cup increase the onion to 2 tablespoons increase the seasoning salt to 1 teaspoon. Here is the big difference - add 1 cup finely chopped dry roasted peanuts to the cream cheese. Then roll ball in 1 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts not the pecans. It is really best to refridge overnight. Garnish with parsley and maraschino cherries. Great original recipe but if you want more umph try my changes. Read More
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