Pineapple Cheese Ball rolled in pecans on a beautiful white platter with dates and butter crackers
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Pineapple Cheese Ball

A delicious cheese ball perfect for entertaining and reminiscent of the 1980s! 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Appetizer, Cheese Ball
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 118kcal
Author Mary Beth

Ingredients

  • 1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple drained
  • 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dates chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped

Instructions

  • Overhead view of ingredients used to make pineapple cheese dip
  • Before adding any ingredients I like to smoosh up my cream cheese using a fork to make it nice and smooth. 
  • Next, and the dates to the cream cheese,  
  • then the raisins, 
  • and lastly, the crushed pineapple. 
  • Mix all together well until it's nice and creamy!
  • Now, I like to take the chopped pecans and give them a quick run through a mixer or food processor to make it less chunky and more spreadable but you don't want it to be a "dust" so easy does it.
  • Place about half of the nuts into a bowl, take your mixed cheese ball ingredients and form them into a giant delectable orb of cheese and roll it around in the nuts until all sides are coated.
  • Wrap the ball in some plastic wrap and keep refrigerated until ready to serve. I served the one I made the same day BUT it is better, the flavors blend together in a more harmonious manner (I'm getting all chef-y now, aren't I?) if you let it sit about a day. Serve with some buttery crackers or any crackers you prefer! 

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Nutrition

Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 99mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 6.2% | Vitamin C: 1.4% | Calcium: 2.8% | Iron: 1.6%