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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Country Ham Cheese Ball

Don't save this recipe just for Derby Parties. This is fabulous at any gathering, from cocktails in the parlor to BBQ and beer in the backyard. The combo of cream cheese, country ham and walnuts is a wonderful party food

Country Ham Cheese Ball
approx 3 cups
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1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1 (8-ounce) package Colby cheese, crumbled or shredded
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped cooked country ham
1/2 cup chopped black olives, drained
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1//2 cup chopped walnuts
parsley for garnish (optional

Place cream cheese, Colby cheese and butter in a large bowl; let stand until room temperature. Beat cheese and butter with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Stir in country ham, olives, onions and red pepper. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours. Shape into balls or logs. Chill

To serve, roll in chopped nuts. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Great served with assorted crackers and apple slices

1 comment:

  1. I've been wanting to make a cheese ball, but I hadn't any idea of how to make it. I figured you did, so I went to your blog and looked it up. I was so happy to find this. Do you have anything special I can add or change to make this a very delicious Christmas cheese ball? Thanks for your help.


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