Coventry, Harlequin, Holiday, Fruit and Nut Cheese Balls

Course : Vegetables
Serves: 1
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8 ounces cream cheese -- softened (8 ounces)
2 tablespoons minced parsley
1 tablespoon lea and perrins worcestershire
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese -- (4 ounces)
1/4 teaspoon salt if desired
1/4 cup minced onion

Preparation / Directions:

In a bowl, blend cream and cheddar cheeses. Add onion, parsley. Worcestershire, and salt; blend well. Shape into a ball. Chill and serve with assorted crackers, if desired. HARLEQUIN CHEESE BALL: Add 2 tablespoons finely diced pimiento, 1 teaspoon prepared brown mustard, and 1 clove garlic, crushed, to basic cheese mixture. Shape into a ball. Garnish with pimiento stars, if desired. HOLIDAY CHEESE BALL: Add 1 tablespoon caraway to basic cheese mixture. Shape into a ball. Chill. Sprinkle ribbons of paprika and chopped parsley around ball. FRUIT AND NUT CHEESE BALL: Add 1 can (8 1/4 ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained, and 1/3 cup finely chopped nuts to basic cheese mixture. Shape into a ball; roll in 1/3 cup finely chopped nuts. Chill.


Nutritional Information:

1266 Calories (kcal); 117g Total Fat; (82% calories from fat); 46g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 368mg Cholesterol; 1379mg Sodium

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