Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball
Listen to me when I say this is something you want to have for this holiday season. I made it for Thanksgiving and it was a hugh hit. These flavors together are really good, I'm talking really good. It couldn't be any easier to throw together. Chill for an hour or more and serve with cinnamon pita chips, ritz crackers or wheat thins or all three. It is definitely a keeper.
1 1/2 packages (12 oz) cream cheese
1 small can crushed pineapple (well drained)
powdered sugar - to taste - approximately 2-3 Tablespoons
Green onions, sliced - to taste - 2-3 Tablespoons
chopped ham - to taste - 2-3 Tablespoons. I used lunch meat, thin slice in a package.
chopped pecans, about a cup, for rolling cheese ball in.
Drain pineapple really well, set aside. Chop ham, green onions and pecans.
Mash all ingredients together really well, except pecans. Roll into a ball and roll in chopped pecans to cover ball. Chill in refrigerator for one hour or more or day ahead and serve with pita chips or crackers.
recipe from Chef in Training.