North Carolina Design Holiday Recipes ~
Pine Cone Shaped Cheese Balls, Quality Design & Construction

Posted on | December 16, 2016 | No Comments

Today North Carolina Design continues our series of delightful holiday recipes.  Sharing these festive pine cone shaped cheese balls is Peggy Mackowski, from Quality Design & Construction in Raleigh. A gathering with friends and family during the holiday season usually begins with some wonderful hors d’oeuvres. This presentation would look wonderful on your cocktail table and is undoubtedly as artful it is delicious. With your favorite crackers accompanying it, you may have trouble saving room for the main course.

Holiday Cheese Balls
Peggy Mackowski, Quality Design & Construction

2 packages cream cheese
1 8 oz package of sharp cheddar cheese
1 jar of dried beef shredded
1 bunch green onions
1/2 teaspoon paprika
dash of Worcestershire sauce
garlic salt to taste

Allow cream cheese to get to room temperature, chop green onions, shred dried beef. Mix all ingredients together except almonds and paprika. Form into pear shapes. Coat the pear shaped cheese balls with paprika. Arrange almonds around each cheese ball to resemble a pine cone. Decorate for season.

Images Courtesy of Quality Design & Construction ©

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