*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                        Pineapple Cream Cheese Ball
 
 Recipe By     : Margaret Hudacko margaret@ecesis.ncsu.edu
 Serving Size  : 0    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      pkgs          cream cheese
  225      g can         crushed pineapple
    1      cup           walnuts
      1/2  cup           green pepper
      1/2  cup           onion
 
 1.  Leave cream cheese on counter to soften.
 
 2.  Drain pineapple very thoroughly (squeeze if needed).
 
 3.  Chop walnuts, onions and green pepper finely.
 
 4.  When cream cheese is softened (you can speed this up by microwaving on
 power 30 for 1 or 2 minutes), add all ingredients, mix well and form into ball.
 
 5.  Refrigerate until cream cheese is firm again.
 
 Author’s Notes:
     This spread goes well on crackers, bagels, celery (and other veggies) or
 (my fave) low salt Triscuits.
 
     For a party, you can dress this recipe up by cutting the top off a large
 pineapple, forming the cream cheese ball into an oval, putting the pineapple
 top onto the cream cheese oval (so that it looks like a pineapple), and
 slicing or chunking the remainder of the pineapple as nibbles or garnish
 around the cheese ball.
 
 Difficulty    : very easy.
 Precision     : approximate measurements.
 
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