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Easy and fast to mix up, and place in the fridge for later. A great make ahead appetizer, this Ham & Pineapple Cheese Ball is sure to please the majority of guests!
Meat + Fruit = okay, or no?
There are two distinct camps about mixing fruit and meat – those who love it (hi there Hawaiian pizza) and those who think it’s all wrong and should never happen. And then there are those that love Hawaiian pizza, but say that fruit and meat should never mix in any other way, ever. Hi there, Husband. Contradicting yourself a little there, but you just do you, okay?
The Ham & Pineapple Cheese Ball – Is this easy? Is it quick to make?
HECK YEAH!! I mix this up in under 5 minutes, and set it in the fridge for later.
See? You just throw it all in a bowl like this:
And then you get THIS!! Isn’t it pretty?
The first time I made it – I was particularly interested to see what he’d think about this recipe. VERDICT: I learned that ham and pineapple are okay together on PIZZA but nothing else. Whatever dude – MORE FOR ME!!
I LOVE this, and only make it when I know people are going to be in my house eating it, or I’d eat the entire cheese ball myself. And be terribly ashamed. But not ashamed enough to not do it.
Where do YOU stand on the meat/fruit debate? Let me know in the comments!
Want more easy appetizers? Of course you do!
Ham & Pineapple Cheese Ball
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 8 oz crushed pineapple (canned) drained
- 1 Tbs powdered sugar
- 2-3 Tbs green onions chopped
- 1/3 cup ham chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Mix all ingredients together, and form into a ball (I put it in plastic wrap to shape)
- Chill until firm, then roll in crushed pecans.
- Refrigerate until you want to serve.
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