Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball
Whip up a quick pumpkin-shaped cheese ball that's as impressive as it is tasty. Serve alongside crackers for an irresistibly savory treat.
- 4 cups (1000 mL) grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 pkgs (8 oz or 250 g each) cream cheese, softended
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) Three Onion Rub or other seasoning of your choice
- 1 clove garlic, pressed
- 1 cup (250 mL) bite-sized cheese crackers
- 1 celery stalk
Grate cheese with Microplane® Adjustable Coarse Grater and set aside ¼ cup. In Classic Batter Bowl, combine remaining cheddar with cream cheese, rub and garlic. Scoop mixture onto a sheet of plastic wrap and form into a ball by lifting corners of plastic wrap towards each other and twisting the top. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm enough to handle. Finely process cheese crackers and reserved shredded cheese in Manual Food Processor; place in Coating Tray. Roll cheese ball in cracker mixture until coated. Use Mix ‘N Scraper® to make indented ridges to resemble ribs of a pumpkin. Place a halved celery stalk into the top of the pumpkin stem.