Holiday Occasions come with much Entertaining! Whether Christmas parties, Potluck Meals, Family gatherings, there comes the Holiday treats! Everyone loves the Holidays when filled with yummy treats! Here is one that everyone will love: Holiday Tree-Shaped Cheese Ball! Enjoy the Festivities… Enjoy the Holiday Treats…. Enjoy the Holiday Tree-Shaped Cheese Ball!
3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (16 ounces)
2 tablespoons basil pesto
1 tablespoon grated onion
1/4 teaspoon yellow mustard
Red pepper sauce
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley or cilantro
1/4 cup pine nuts or sliced almonds
2 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper
Piece of lemon peel, if desired
Assorted crackers, if desired
Stir together cream cheese and Cheddar cheese; divide in half. Stir pesto into 1 half; stir onion, mustard and 2 or 3 drops pepper sauce into other half. Cover each half; refrigerate about 4 hours or until firm enough to shape.
Place cheese mixtures on cookie sheet. Shape each half into cone shape to look like a pine tree.
If desired, wrap each tree, label and freeze up to 1 month. Twelve hours before serving, remove trees from freezer. Thaw in wrapper in refrigerator.