The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Avatar Image

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.

Avatar 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

BBQ Black Bean Jalapeno Poppers
Avatar Image by Tessa | Natural Comfort Kitchen in Appetizers
A perfect lounge day or game day snack---total comfort food, not...
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: 4 Level: Easy


Sweet and Spicy Candied Nuts
Avatar Image by Brandon Foken in Appetizers
Tired of eating plain old almonds or pistachios? Try something different...
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


Best Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Avatar Image by Suzy @ The Mediterranean Dish in Appetizers
This is a simple and delicious roasted red pepper hummus recipe....
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


Warm French Onion Dip
Avatar Image by Kelley Simmons @ Chef Savvy in Appetizers
Creamy and warm French onion dip made with caramelized onions, beef...
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


Crab Cakes with Asian Dipping Sauce
Avatar Image by Kim Pawell in Appetizers
These crab cakes are an Asian fusion that combines traditional crab...
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: 4 Level: Easy