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A Pineapple Cheese Ball on a glass plate with a spreader and a dish of cheeseball with crackers beside it.

Pineapple Cheese Ball: In 5 Easy Steps

A tasty cheese ball sweetened with pineapple, spiced with red pepper flakes, and rolled in chopped pecans. It’s a great flavorful combination; serve with crackers or vegetables!

  • Total Time: 54 minute
  • Yield: 24 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2  8-ounce packages of cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1  20-ounce can of crushed pineapple, drained well
  • 1.25 teaspoon seasoned salt or house seasoning
  • .5 cups sliced green onion
  • .5 cups chopped sweet red pepper
  • .5 teaspoon crushed red pepper or red pepper flakes
  • .25 teaspoon lemon zest (zest of 1 lemon)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Step 1: Measure and prepare the ingredients listed.
  2. Step 2: Cream the cream cheese with an electric mixer in a large bowl.
  3. Step 3:  Stir in the pineapple, seasoned salt, green onions, red pepper flakes, and lemon zest.
  4. Step 4:  Spoon cheeseball ingredients onto a large piece of plastic wrap, form it into a ball using the plastic wrap, seal the wrap tightly, and chill it in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  5. Step 5:  Place pecans onto a flat dish or pan, remove the cheeseball from the refrigerator, unwrap it, and roll the cheeseball into the pecans until all sides are covered.
  6. Serve in a dish with crackers or vegetables or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes

  • Drain the pineapple well, squeezing out the juice with the back of a spoon; save the juice for later use.
  • Reduce or omit the red pepper flakes for a milder taste.
  • Roast the pecans before chopping them for a richer-tasting, crispier nut crunch.
  • Author: Louisiana Woman
  • Prep Time: 1.5 hours
  • Category: appetizers
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pineapple cheese ball, cheese ball, easy pineapple cheese ball

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