Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"Pumpkin" Cheese Ball

I love creative dip ideas. This fall cheese dip idea is festive and very tasty! Try this for your upcoming halloween party or thanksgiving dinner this year.


You'll Need:

  • 2 (8-ounce) blocks extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) container chive-and-onion cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 celery stalk
  • Red and green apple wedges


  1. Combine Cheddar cheese and next 4 ingredients in a bowl until blended. Cover and chill 4 hours or until mixture is firm enough to be shaped.
  2. Shape mixture into a ball to resemble a pumpkin. Smooth entire outer surface with a frosting spatula or table knife. Make vertical grooves in ball, if desired, using fingertips.
  3. Cut celery stalk, and reserve for another use. Cut stalk to resemble a pumpkin stem, and press into top of cheese ball. Serve cheese ball with crackers, crostini, and apple wedges.
  4. Note: To make ahead, wrap cheese ball in plastic wrap without stalk, and store in refrigerator up to 2 days. Attach stalk before serving.

- Sizza


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  3. I made this for a luncheon, and everyone raved about it! It looked just like the picture (adorable) and tasted great.