Saturday, July 19, 2008

Mom's Christmas Cheese Ball

**For as long as I've been alive, my mom has made this cheese ball for Christmas every year. It is the #1 staple, the #1 MUST HAVE at our table (which is usually Loaded with food). Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without it.. Enjoy!

1 (5 oz) jar Kraft Old English cheese
1 (5 oz) jar Kraft Pineapple OR Pimento cheese *whichever they have available- if you can't find either, use another jar of Old English
1 small box Velveeta cheese
1 (8 oz) box cream cheese, softened at room temp
1/4 cup FINELY diced onions
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 cup Finely chopped pecans
In a big bowl, add all your cheeses.
In a skillet over medium heat, stir fry your onions until tender, then add the Worcestershire. Remove from heat. Let cool.
Add onions and Worcestershire to cheeses and BLEND everything together very well.
Pour pecans out onto a WAX paper surface. In bowl, shape, as best as you can, the cheese into a ball. Pour the ball onto the pecans and roll, coating the outter surface of the cheese completely in pecans.
If you have a bowl ABOUT the size of your cheeseball, use this *it will help keep the ball in its shape* and keeping the Wax paper around the cheese ball, place it in your bowl. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours to let it Set and to let the flavors infuse.
Remove cheeseball from bowl and wax paper. Serve on a cheeseball platter or a plate with your favorite crackers. Mine are the Bacon Flavored ones!