Pinecone Cheese Ball

Pinecone Cheese Ball

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In continuing with the woodland baby shower theme, I wanted to share with you the recipe for the pincone cheese balls. I think when you have a party it is fun to incorporate the theme into as many aspects of the event as possible. That way, your guests feel immersed in the party and enjoy themselves.

I saw several different versions of the recipe on Pinterest, but decided to come up with my own and it seemed to work out pretty well. I got a little over-zealous with the amount of cream cheese and ended up with two pinecone cheese balls, but one would have been plenty for about 14 people. I did have other food for everyone to eat, so depending on the quantity of dishes you’re offering you can adjust the size of the cheese ball accordingly.

To finish off the pinecone look, I added some greenery to the top of the plate. Other recipes recommended using rosemary, which would work great as well. I just happened to have greenery and used that instead.

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Ingredients

2 8oz packages of cream cheese

1/4 cup of sour cream

1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

8 chopped scallions

salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste

small package of whole raw almonds

Mix cream cheese and sour cream in a bowl. I recommend leaving the cream cheese out for several minutes to warm it up some so that it isn’t too difficult to stir up. Add in the shredded cheddar cheese and chopped scallions to the mixture. Salt, pepper and garlic powder the cheese mixture to taste.

Separate the mixture in half and place separately on the serving dish. Press the cheese mixture into pincone shapes. Starting at the bottom end of the pinecone, press almonds into the cheese mixture at an angle. Continue adding the almonds in rows until they cover most of the cheese mixture. Add greenery or rosemary to the top of the plate. Serve with crackers and enjoy.

Hillary

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