Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball

Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball

Certainly! A Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball is a delightful appetizer that combines the sweetness of pineapple, the crunch of pecans, and the creaminess of cheese.


  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained (make sure it’s well-drained to avoid excess moisture)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
    • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped (for garnish, optional)
  • Crackers or sliced vegetables for serving


  1. Prepare Ingredients:
    • Allow the cream cheese to soften at room temperature.
    • Drain the crushed pineapple well to remove excess liquid.
    • Toast the pecans in a dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant. Make sure to stir frequently to avoid burning. Once toasted, let them cool.
  1. Mix Cheeses:
    • In a large bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese. Mix until well combined and smooth.
  2. Add Pineapple and Seasonings:
    • Add the drained crushed pineapple, chopped green onions, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper to the cheese mixture. Stir until everything is evenly distributed.
  3. Form the Cheese Ball:
    • Shape the mixture into a ball using your hands. If it’s too soft, you can refrigerate it for about 30 minutes to make it easier to handle.

  1. Coat with Pecans:
    • Roll the cheese ball in the toasted chopped pecans until it’s completely coated. Press the pecans into the surface to ensure they adhere well.
  2. Chill:
    • Place the cheese ball on a serving plate and refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours, or until it firms up.
  3. Garnish (Optional):
    • Before serving, you can sprinkle chopped fresh parsley over the cheese ball for added color and flavor.
  4. Serve:
    • Serve the Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball with crackers or sliced vegetables.

This delightful appetizer is perfect for parties or gatherings.


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