The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Itty-Bitty Cheese Balls

0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

20
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

Cute, easy to make, and perfect for parties!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese
  • 8 ounces, weight Shredded White Cheddar
  • 1 teaspoon Grated Lemon Zest
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Thyme Leaves (or 1 Teaspoon Dried)
  • 3 dashes Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ cups Dried Cherries
  • ½ cups Chopped Pistachios
  • ½ cups Chopped, Cooked Bacon
  • 3 boxes (1.9 Oz. Size) Mini Phyllo Shells

Preparation

Place both cheeses in the food processor and puree until smooth. Add the lemon zest, thyme, cayenne, and cherries and pulse until the cherries are chopped and evenly distributed.

Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.

Place the pistachios (and bacon) in a small bowl. Scoop a 2-teaspoon portion of cheese mixture into your hands and roll into a smooth ball. Then place the ball in the pistachios and gently shake until the ball is covered with nuts. Press the cheese ball into a mini phyllo shell and place on a platter. Repeat with the remaining cheese mixture.

If making ahead, cover the platter well and refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be made 1-2 days ahead.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s) active time.
Number of servings (yield): 40

One Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Profile photo of Dax Phillips

Dax Phillips on 12.17.2012

Those look great. What a nice appetizer idea!

No Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Related Recipes

Baked Zucchini Chips with Shredded Coconut (Low Carb and Vegan)
Profile Photo by Blondelish in Appetizers
These oven-baked zucchini chips are perfect as appetizers, side-dish or healthy...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 2 Level: Easy


Roasted Smashed Potatoes with Garlic and Parmesan
Profile Photo by Blondelish in Appetizers
This roasted smashed potatoes recipe will make you forget about french...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
Profile Photo by Blondelish in Appetizers
Make this easy homemade spaghetti sauce recipe and forget about store-bought....
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 3 Level: Easy


Easy 5-Ingredient Asparagus Tart
Profile Photo by Vaishali Sharda in Appetizers
An easy asparagus tart with puff pastry that is gorgeous, delicious,...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Carrot Top Hummus
Profile Photo by Shalom Homestead in Appetizers
Carrot Top Hummus is like having a bowl of curry in...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy