Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Holiday Appetizers: Pinecone Cheese Ball

We love entertaining, so we're always looking for new ways to impress our guests. One of our old favorites, the Old Farmhouse Chutney Cheese Ball, got a new look for the holidays. The unique blend of flavors will satisfy all your guests while it's delightful pinecone shape will add a festive element to your table.


Pinecone Cheese Ball


Old Farmhouse Chutney Cheese Ball

 

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Stonewall Kitchen Old Farmhouse Chutney
  • 1/4 cup green onion - diced
  • 1 clove garlic - crushed
  • dash of salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1/2 cup Colby cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

Directions:

  1. Mix together the cream cheese, Old Farmhouse Chutney, scallions, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Fold in the Colby and Monterey Jack cheeses.
  3. Form 

  • 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
  • Fresh rosemary, for garnish
  • Crackers

Make one recipe of Stonewall Kitchen's Old Farmhouse Chutney Cheese Ball. Instead of forming a ball and coating it with chopped pecans, divide the cheese ball mixture in two and form into pinecone shapes. Starting at the tip of each "pinecone," insert sliced almonds in rows. Continue rows of almonds until you get to the bottom of the "pinecone." Transfer pinecones to a serving dish. Garnish with rosemary and serve with crackers.

6 comments:

  1. This recipe will save you time on decoration. What a cool way to surprise your guests with some creativity!

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  2. Wow...this looks and sounds so delish!!! As long as i don't use the Mac and cheese I made last night ;)

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  3. Nice recipe. I thing I should give it a try on my birthday.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. I made a similar cheese ball with whole almonds instead of the sliced. Honestly, I thought the whole almonds were too much. I like this idea better.

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  5. Yummy, I so want to have it as these days I am into dieting and having healthy food. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us and keep posting such nice posts

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