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Christmas Tree Cheese Ball


"My family's cheese ball recipe, shaped like a tree for the holidays. Very fun! Serve on a platter surrounded by crackers."
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1 h 30 m servings 235 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 cheese ball)

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  1. Mix cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, onion, and Worcestershire sauce together in a bowl with an electric mixer until completely blended. Turn cheese mixture onto a sheet of waxed paper and form it into the shape of a Christmas tree. Refrigerate cheese 'tree' until firm, at least 1 hour.
  2. Cut bell pepper into thin strips and 1 star shape.
  3. Press parsley into cheese tree to cover. Press bell pepper strips in a row to form a 'garland'. Make another 'garland' using chopped pecans. Place bell pepper star at the top of the 'tree'. Carefully transfer 'tree' to a serving platter.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 235 calories; 21.5 g fat; 2.9 g carbohydrates; 8.4 g protein; 62 mg cholesterol; 245 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This blew everyone away, made them think I was a genius. And it's SO easy! I used pine nuts for decoration instead of pecans. But the BEST thing about this? There was so much left over after Chr...

So easy to make Big hit

I made my cheese ball with dry (homemade) ranch dressing, and it went fast. Used the decorating suggestions, and it was so much easier than it looked, impressing everyone!!

Followed the recipe exactly....It was a big hit at our Christmas Cocktail pretty, everyone was reticent to dive in

This went over so well at our Christmas dinner and it was quickly eaten. I added a little blue cheese, too, which gave it a little extra!

I added a bit of asiago cheese to the foor processer to combine and then shaped w/my hands. Loved by all...asiago gave it a nice flavor and pepped it up a bit.

Sounds delicious! Will be making this for the holidays!