Pear-Pecan Cheese Ball
ACTIVE: 15 minutes TOTAL: 1 hour 15 minutes
Sweet pear, salty Cheddar cheese and crunchy nuts combine in an alluring and healthy
holiday treat. Serve with an array of crudités and crisp party crackers.
8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
11/4 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
1 medium firm ripe pear, finely chopped
1 scallion, white and green parts separated, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/3 cup finely chopped toasted pecans
1. Stir cream cheese, Cheddar, pear, scallion white, salt and pepper together in a medium
2. Coat a large piece of plastic wrap with cooking spray. Scoop the cheese mixture onto
it. Using the plastic wrap to help you, form the cheese mixture into a ball, then completely
wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.
3. Just before serving, combine pecans and the reserved scallion greens in a shallow dish.
Roll the cheese ball in the mixture, pressing to adhere.
SERVES 24: 2 tablespoons each
Calories 63, Fat 5g (sat 3g), Cholesterol 13mg, Carbs 2g, Total sugars 1g (added 0g),
Protein 3g, Fiber 0g, Sodium 117mg, Potassium 37mg.