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Pineapple Cheese Ball
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Love the combination of salty and sweet? This Pineapple Cheese Ball with Pecans has a sweet pineapple flavor that goes hand in hand with the saltiness of chopped pecans.  It comes together easily, and includes common ingredients ---cream cheese, crushed pineapple, green pepper, onion, pecans an salt.  Serve with crackers for a new favorite appetizer. 

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pineapple Cheese Ball, Pineapple Cheese Ball with Pecans
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Barbara
Ingredients
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8.5 ounces crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons onions, chopped
  • 2 cups pecans, chopped (reserve half for coating)
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together (reserve 1/2 of chopped pecans for coating).

  2. Shape into a ball, and roll in reserved pecans.

  3. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes
  • Soften the cream cheese for this easy cheese ball recipe before mixing.
  • Be sure to drain the crushed pineapple.
  • Chop the pecans to the desired consistency, and save 1/2 for the coating on the outside. 
  • The sweetness of the pineapple and the saltiness of the pecans are perfect in this sweet pineapple cheese ball with pecans.
  • Pecans are the star of many of our recipes including Slow Cooker Glazed Pecans, Hot Dried Beef Dip, Spiced Pecans, Praline Pumpkin Bars.
  • Can you freeze a cheese ball?  Yes!  Do not coat with pecans.  Wrap tightly with saran wrap, and then put in an airtight zip-lock bag.