Red, White and Blueberry Cheese Ball
This festive cheese ball is made with cream cheese, crushed pineapple, dried blueberries, a touch of orange liqueur, lemon juice seasoned salt, and rolled in finely chopped red bell pepper for a colorful presentation.
2 (8-ounce each) packages of cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons Cointreau or Grand Marnier
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1/3 cup dried blueberries
1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
Fresh herbs and blueberries for garnish (optional)
Assorted crackers for accompaniment
- Combine all ingredients, except chopped red peppers, and mix well.
- Wrap cheese mixture in a piece of plastic wrap, molding it into a ball, mixture will be soft. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
- Remove from refrigerator and reshape into a ball as needed. Roll cheese ball in finely chopped red peppers to cover.
- Garnish with fresh herbs and blueberries, if desired. Serve with crackers.
Makes 1 (16-ounce) cheese ball.