"Pinecone" Cheese Ball

1 review, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 10 minutes

This recipe originated from Southern Living and has become a pretty common appetizer in my house. I have made it for family get-togethers and shaped it as a ball, covered with chopped pecans, and then I shape it as a pinceone (as shown) for holiday gatherings. I am always asked for the recipe !


8 ounces Garden vegetable cream cheese
8 ounces Roasted garlic cream cheese
4 ounces Sharp cheddar cheese; shredded
3 Green onion; chopped
2 cup Pecan halves; toasted
Fresh rosemary

Original recipe makes 16



In a medium bowl, mix all cheeses and green onion together.

For a ball shape: Chop the toasted pecans. Shape cheese mixture into a ball and roll the cheeseball into the nuts to completely cover ball. Serve with assorted crackers.

For a pinecone shape as shown in picture: Leave pecan halves whole. Shape cheese mixture into an oval shape. Start at top of oval and start layering toasted pecans in rows, laying each row under the previous one. When cheese oval is covered, stick rosemary sprigs on top of pinecone as shown. Serve with assorted crackers.

Alert editor   



Calories Per Serving: 172 Get detailed nutrition information, including line-by-line nutrition insights?  Try BigOven Pro for Free for 14 days!

Date My private notes
Add your own private notes with BigOven Pro!

Take your recipes anywhere

Save to your recipe box and bring to the store with free BigOven membership!

Recipe Links

Link in another recipe. What would you serve with this?

Comment on "Pinecone" Cheese Ball

Rating (optional):

sign in to add your comment

Get seasonal ideas by email


Add my review

[I posted this recipe.]
CookingPassion 6y ago

Add unlimited recipes. Remove ads. Custom folders. Find recipes for your diet. Try BigOven Pro Free