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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

PAMELA1's Review

November 20, 2012

carmelita's Review

July 05, 2012
It's a bit of work - don't care if it's a pine cone or pineapple - it's the taste that ultimately matters. It's a pretty presentation - no doubt. When you're in a pinch for time - just roll it into a ball and around toasted pecans for quick appetizer.

Mkmartin05's Review

December 24, 2011
Made this for a Christmas party and half of the guest thought it was a Pineapple :(

busymom's Review

December 23, 2008
I have been serving this appetizer for years, and it's always a hit. So simple to make, and the presentation "Wows" everyone. If the roasted garlic cream cheese is unavailable, I substitute chive cream cheese and it is still delicious. I usually serve with Carr brand crackers.

Terriann's Review

December 22, 2008
It was the easiest app. I've ever made. I used the ends of green onions also, instead of rosemary. It wowed everyone at the party with it's presentation. It was great!!!