If you are looking for a delicious appetizer to feed lots of people, you have to try my Aunt Chris' Pineapple Cream Cheese Cheeseball. This cheeseball makes a frequent appearance at our family get togethers because it is so tasty. I made it for the first time for a potluck at work and it was a big hit! Several of my co-workers commented how impressed they were that I made a cheeseball. I had to fess up that this cheeseball is virtually effortless - you just mix all the ingredients together, shape it into a ball, roll it in walnuts and viola! You have yourself a cheeseball. I love how this cheeseball incorporates the sweetness of pineapple, the strength of green onions, the silkiness of the cream cheese, and the crunch of the walnuts. Basically, this is one primo cheeseball!
Aunt Chris' Pineapple Cream Cheese Cheesball
Special thanks to my wonderful Auntie Chris
2 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1/4 cup chopped green onion - I used a little more since I love green onions
1 green pepper, finely chopped
1 - 2 garlic cloves, diced (go for 2!)
3/4 large can of crushed pineapple, drain well
1 cup of walnut pieces
With your hands, mix all ingredients, except the walnuts. Form into a ball. Roll into walnut pieces and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.