This is a great recipe for a cheese ball that my family has made for every holiday! Serve cold with crackers.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the cream cheese and Cheddar cheese in a bowl; use your hands to mix together. Add the pimento, green pepper, onion, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and salt; mix, and shape into a ball. Spread the pecans onto a plate. Roll the cheese ball in the pecans until evenly coated. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

240.8 calories; 8 g protein; 2.7 g carbohydrates; 60.8 mg cholesterol; 268.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2009
I've made this recipe numerous times but I follow the original Kraft recipe which calls for 2 teaspoons of Worchestershire sauce and also a dash of cayenne pepper. That's may be why the previous reviewer said the cheese ball was so wet and the nuts just sank in because the amount of sauce is incorrect Even using 2 teaspoons of Worchestershire sauce can be a little over-powering and take away the cheese flavor. I've cut back to just one teaspoon of Worchestershire sauce. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/17/2019
Sorry but this was really bad. Total waste of hard earned money. Followed the recipe exactly. Didn't change anything. Very disappointing. Read More
31 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2009
I've made this recipe numerous times but I follow the original Kraft recipe which calls for 2 teaspoons of Worchestershire sauce and also a dash of cayenne pepper. That's may be why the previous reviewer said the cheese ball was so wet and the nuts just sank in because the amount of sauce is incorrect Even using 2 teaspoons of Worchestershire sauce can be a little over-powering and take away the cheese flavor. I've cut back to just one teaspoon of Worchestershire sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2009
I've made this recipe numerous times but I follow the original Kraft recipe which calls for 2 teaspoons of Worchestershire sauce and also a dash of cayenne pepper. That's may be why the previous reviewer said the cheese ball was so wet and the nuts just sank in because the amount of sauce is incorrect Even using 2 teaspoons of Worchestershire sauce can be a little over-powering and take away the cheese flavor. I've cut back to just one teaspoon of Worchestershire sauce. Read More
(150)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
This is one of our all time family favorites. It is something that everyone expects me to make for our get together's. I also got the recipe from Kraft on the cream cheese wrapper. Everyone thinks it is mine. Sometimes I split it in two and make two small cheese balls depending on the number of guests... One for the party and one for later. I leave the cheese out until pretty soft then it is easier to mix. Or you can shape it into a bell and use the green and red peppers to decorate for Christmas parties. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2009
Just made this for a party I was hosting. It was a huge hit. However the dip was very soft so when I tried to roll it in the pecans they sank into the cheeseball. Next time I will let the cheeseball set in the fridge for a bit and then roll in the pecans. It did look like a hot mess when I was done but was very yummy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2010
This is a great cheese ball and highly recommend it. The reviewers that had trouble shaping it may I suggest that you chill the mixture until stiffened and then the nuts will not disappear and you can make a very attractive centerpiece. Good luck....do this with all cheese balls. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2011
A tip: I let the cheese sit 1-2 hours if I have the time and then mix all the ingredients. Wrap it in saran wrap make a ball and chill. THEN roll in finely chopped pecans. I love cheese of all kinds and this recipe has been used for years in our family. I never cut the worcestershire down it adds to the flavor for sure. Along with the lemon juice. I only omit the salt. Happy eating:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2011
Reminded me so much of my grandmothers! My touch? green onions instead of regular and a new surprise...A-1! I ran out of Worcestershire and subbed it. Nice diff! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2009
Delicious but too wet for me I think. Next time I'll reduce the amount of Worcestershire as someone recommended (to 2 tsp. rather than tbsp.) and probably reduce the lemon juice as well. While I did love this I still prefer the recipes using jarred dried beef as a flavor component! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2010
My uncle shared this recipe with me and everyone loves it so much! I usually make a cheese log since so there are more nuts-per-cheese and I like to use wheat thins since they are sturdy enough. It's true when it's all mushy the nuts sink in. It's better to refridgerate and then roll it I guess but I'm always doing it last minute so it ends up kinda messy but quite yummy! I never add any salt and I always forget which is one or two tablespoons or teaspoons. But it always has pizazz! I really like it for the holidays because the green peppers and red pimentos look so festive! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2011
This was a HUGE hit at my recent family party! I made a few of the recommended changes though. I used green onion instead of regular onion and i used jarred pimentos which worked very well. I also reduced the amount of worcestershire sauce to 2 tsp instead of 2 TBSP and added a dash of paprika. I let the ball chill in the refrigerator over night and rolled it in the pecans just before serving. I will definitely be making this for all parties to come! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/17/2019
Sorry but this was really bad. Total waste of hard earned money. Followed the recipe exactly. Didn't change anything. Very disappointing. Read More