The taste of the pineapple and onion make these cheese balls soo good. Was DH aunt's recipe. Wonderful for parties, holidays. Serve with favorite crackers.
- Mix first four indgredients together.
- Divide into 2 balls, and roll each in chopped nuts.
This is my absolute favorite cheese ball for the holidays or anytime! I cannot believe I have never made one before now. I let the cream cheese soften so it would be easy to mix. I chopped the pecans in my mini chopper which did wonderfully. The pineapple I used was packed in its juice, not in heavy syrup. I will try it packed in heavy syrup next time for a stronger pineapple flavor. The garlic and onion add a nice tang to the cheese ball. I divided the mixture in half and rolled one half in the chopped pecans. It was then I realized that since the mixture was soft, it would have been better to divide the mixture in half and let it chill for a while. I did let the 2nd half of the mixture chill for about 1/2 hour and then shaped it into a ball and rolled it. This worked much easier. Thanks again Aunt Paula for a great and easy recipe!