This is a simple, fast, and easy holiday cheese ball recipe. It will remind you of your childhood if you are of a vintage age. If you loved the taste of Kraft® pineapple cheese spread on a Ritz® cracker this will really bring back comfort food memories. Makes a great potluck dish for parties. This is a big favorite at the holidays. I like to serve this with Chicken in a Biscuit® type of cracker, but your favorite crackers will do very nicely.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
1 cheese ball
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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 cream cheese and pineapple together in a bowl; form into a ball. Roll ball in walnut pieces until ball is completely coated.

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  • Set ball on a piece of plastic wrap. Wrap plastic wrap tightly around ball and place in a small bowl. Refrigerate ball to allow flavors to blend, at least 30 minutes.

  • Serve cheese ball on a bed of chopped parsley.

Cook's Note:

If you or anyone you know is allergic to walnuts, any kind of nut pieces will work. Walnuts are the traditional flavor.

Nutrition Facts

132 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 5.2g 2% DV; fat 11.8g 18% DV; cholesterol 24.6mg 8% DV; sodium 68.3mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2013
Since I am of that "vintage age " this recipe did bring back wonderful memories as the submitter suggested. An easy to make cheese ball that requires minimum ingredients. Always a hit for a delicious appetizer. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/10/2013
I was looking for a simple appetizer that would complement the pineapple used to make my Easter ham. I love how simple this cheese ball was but I suspected it wouldn't taste like much more than cream cheese with little chunks of pineapple in it. Unfortunately, I was right. While making it, I considered adding in some of the pineapple juice for more flavor but figured it would make the mixture too loose. I also thought about toasting some coconut and mixing it in, but didn't. I wish I had; it may have jazzed it up a bit. Otherwise, it was a bit too bland to make again. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 3
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2013
Since I am of that "vintage age " this recipe did bring back wonderful memories as the submitter suggested. An easy to make cheese ball that requires minimum ingredients. Always a hit for a delicious appetizer. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/09/2013
I was looking for a simple appetizer that would complement the pineapple used to make my Easter ham. I love how simple this cheese ball was but I suspected it wouldn't taste like much more than cream cheese with little chunks of pineapple in it. Unfortunately, I was right. While making it, I considered adding in some of the pineapple juice for more flavor but figured it would make the mixture too loose. I also thought about toasting some coconut and mixing it in, but didn't. I wish I had; it may have jazzed it up a bit. Otherwise, it was a bit too bland to make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2018
Blast from my past My Mother made this for company all the ladies loved this it tasted like she worked hard to make it Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2017
Made this for Christmas Eve and my husband and his brother ate almost all of it the night before. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2016
So yummy! Everyone enjoyed it at Christmas party. Had pecans on hand worked out very well. Read More