Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pinecone Cheeseball

 
I got this recipe from a Southern Living  magazine and have been making it during the holidays for many, many years.  It is so good, easy & really pretty.  You can make one large pinecone or 2 smaller ones.  Some of our grandkids love it, too, so I make one for them.  Here's this wonderful recipe.


1 (8-ounce) container vegetable cream cheese                         
1 (8-ounce) container onion & chive cream cheese
   (the original recipe called for roasted garlic , but
    I can't ever find it!!)
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3 green onion, chopped
2 cups pecan halves, toasted
Fresh rosemary sprigs

Stir together 4 ingredients.  Shape into an oval; chill 2 hours.

Arrange pecan halves over cheese oval in overlapping rows beginning at the bottom & working upward.  Arrange rosemary sprigs at top of pinecone.  Serve with crackers.

Yield:  16 servings.
One for the kid's table!

I am sharing with:
Tabletop Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesday
Full Plate Thursday
Foodie Friday
Rock 'n Share Party
Pink Saturday
Seasonal Sundays
A Homespun Christmas Recipes and Tablescapes

15 comments:

  1. This is spectacular. What a great tradition for your family. Sometimes the tried and true recipes are still the best. Merry Christmas!

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  2. Hi Kitty,
    Thanks so much for sharing this, I wanted something to have in the morning before brunch as we are opening gifts to munch on and I was just gonna buy a cheeseball, but think I will try this as it sounds easy and looks awesome.
    Merry christmas hon,
    Blessings to you and yours,
    Nellie

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  3. Such a yummy and festive appetizer! And so very special to have one especially for the kids!

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  4. This is so impressive looking, I just love it!

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  5. Such a beautiful appetizer, Kitty! Thanks so much for visiting Take Six! Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!

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  6. Kitty,
    I've been meaning to make something like this. It's very pretty looking. Be beautiul to serve at any function. Pat

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  7. Hi Kitty,
    This Cheese Ball is so pretty and looks delicious. I am really looking forward to our luncheon, I am ready for someone else to do the cooking. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. We are wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  8. I can't tell you how many years I've INTENDED to make one of these, Kitty! I saved the directions for SL, too, but I always seem to forget once the year rolls around.
    Yours looks lovely with the rosemary sprigs & on those pretty platters, too.
    I may have to make ANOTHER grocery store run! LOL

    Wishing you & yours a very Blessed & Merry CHRISTmas!

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  9. Yet another wonderful recipe from you that I'm saving to my file! Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas to your and your family.

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  10. Yummy! Wishing a very merry Christmas and the happiest of holiday seasons to you and yours!...hugs...Debbie

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  11. So cute and yummy sounding! HPS and Happy New Year!

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  12. Nuttilicious!

    My PINK, please come and see. Have a happy new year!

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  13. That is so eye-catching! I love it!

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  14. i love that. especially that it has pecans. Hope to see you in my Pink Saturday entries one and two. Happy New Year!

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