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Pear-Pecan Cheese Ball Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
BARBARA LANTZ

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
* 8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
* 1 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
* 1 medium firm ripe pear, finely chopped
* 1 scallion, white and green separated, finely chopped
* teaspoon salt
* teaspoon ground pepper
* ⅓ cup finely chopped toasted pecans

Directions:
Directions:
* Stir cream cheese, Cheddar, pear, scallion white, salt and pepper together in a medium bowl

* Coat a large piece of plastic wrap with cooking spray. Scoop the cheese mixture onto it. Using the plastic wrap to help you, form the cheese mixture into a ball, then completely wrap in plastic.

* Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 2 days

* Just before serving, combine pecans and the reserved scallion greens in a shallow dish. Roll the cheese ball in the mixture, pressing to adhere

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Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2 and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
lots of people
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hr 15 min

 

 

 

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