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Holiday Pine Cone Cheeseball

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Rating: 4.5   Reviews: 4 See Reviews
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Active Time:  15 Minutes
Total Time:  1 Hour
Almonds resemble the bristles of a pine cone atop this delicious cream cheese ball of bacon and herbs. It's almost too cute to eat!
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1/2 C. light mayonnaise
5 strips of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 tbsp. chopped green onion
1 tsp. chopped dill weed
1/8 tsp pepper
1 1/4 C. whole almonds, toasted
Holiday Pine Cone Cheeseball Recipe at
Combine cream cheese and mayonnaise and mix well in a food processor or blender. Stir in the cooked bacon, green onion, dill weed and pepper. Cover and chill overnight.

Shape the cheese mixture into two small pinecones on serving plate. Starting at the narrow end, place almonds into the cheese on a slight angle, forming rows. Garnish with rosemary twigs to resemble pine needles. Serve with crackers.

Date Added: 11/02/2009
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Rating: 5
by: Barbara Reviewed: 11/18/2009
Best cheese dip around, a must for all occasions.
I add lots of chopped scallions and use the Hormel real crumbled bacon, I add alot of bacon. Most of the time I use as a spread on party and pumpernickle bread. I like to make up the dip and refrigerate overnight in a covered container. Yummy! This is the best all around cheese dip, all my friends rave about it and newcomers always want the recipe.
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