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Red, White and Blueberry Cheese Ball

No recipe image available.This festive cheese ball is made with cream cheese, crushed pineapple, dried blueberries, a touch of orange liqueur, lemon juice seasoned salt, and rolled in finely chopped red bell pepper for a colorful presentation.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 (8-ounce each) packages of cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons Cointreau or Grand Marnier
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1/3 cup dried blueberries
1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
Fresh herbs and blueberries for garnish (optional)
Assorted crackers for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients, except chopped red peppers, and mix well.
  2. Wrap cheese mixture in a piece of plastic wrap, molding it into a ball, mixture will be soft. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  3. Remove from refrigerator and reshape into a ball as needed. Roll cheese ball in finely chopped red peppers to cover.
  4. Garnish with fresh herbs and blueberries, if desired. Serve with crackers.

Makes 1 (16-ounce) cheese ball.