Jack-O-Lantern Cheese Ball

Jack-O-Lantern Cheese Ball


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This is a festive Halloween appetizer that everyone will love. It looks like a pumpkin but has delicious pumpkin and cheese flavor.

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  • 2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 C. solid pack pumpkin
  • 1/2 C. pineapple preserves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 pretzel rod, broken in half
  • Decorations: Dark rye bread, red pepper, black olive slices, parsley sprigs
  • Assorted crackers

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Beat cheeses, pumpkin, preserves and spices in a medium bowl until smooth. Cover; refrigerate 2-3 hours or until cheese is firm enough to shape. Shape mixture into a round pumpkin; place on serving plate. Using knife, score vertical lines down pumpkin. Place pretzel rod in top for stem. Cut 2 small triangles for the eyes. Small triangle of red pepper for nose. Slice olives slices in half for the mouth. Cover loosely; refrigerate until serving time. Serve with crackers.

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