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Pinecone Cheese Ball

Yield 16 servings
This unusual cheese ball recipe uses toasted pecan halves and rosemary sprigs for a creative presentation that's sure to delight party guests.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) container garden vegetable cream cheese
  • 1 (8-ounce) container roasted garlic cream cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups pecan halves, toasted
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs

How to Make It

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

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