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Creamy Cherry & Blue Cheese Ball

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2011-01-05 Appetizer
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A festive holiday appetizer with green and red bell peppers--serve with crackers or crisp pita chips.

  • Servings: 16

Ingredients:

1 cup Dried Cherries
ΒΌ cup Semi-sweet White Wine
16 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Blue Cheese Crumbles
1 Tbsp Red Sweet Pepper, finely diced
1 Tbsp Green Pepper, finely diced
1 Tbsp Onion, finely diced
2 tsp Hot Sauce
1 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 cup Toasted Pecans, finely diced
Crackers or Pita Chips

Directions:

In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, cook cherries and wine for 10 minutes; drain and let cool. In large bowl, combine cream cheese, blue cheese, peppers, onion, hot sauce, and black pepper; mix well. Add cherries. Form mixture into a ball; chill for 1 hour. Roll ball in toasted pecans. Serve with crackers or pita chips.

Helpful Tips:

This is delicious and when you cut into it, how festive it looks. You could use any of your favorite dried fruit. I also do this with dried cranberries and add orange zest to the mixture.