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Cheese Ball recipe (Appetizer)

24 oz cream cheese, softened
7 oz jar oil-packed dried tomatoes, drained
1   clove garlic
2 teaspoons dried basil
½ cups pine nuts or almonds, coarsely chopped

Posted by Kristine on Jan 12, 2008


Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add first 4 ingredients. Process until smooth. Cover and chill at least 3 hours. Shape ½ cup mixture into a ball; roll in toasted pine nuts or almonds, pressing gently to make nuts adhere. Repeat procedure with remaining mixture and nuts. Wrap each ball in plastic wrap.

Chill. Yield 6 (½ cup) gifts.

Directions for gift card: Store Cheese Ball with Marinated Dried Tomatoes in refrigerator up to 5 days. Serve with unsalted crackers.

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