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Classic Pinecone Pepper Jack Cheese Ball

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16 servings, 2 Tbsp. each

Here's the classic pinecone cheese ball studded with toasted almonds—only this time it's got a bit of heat, thanks to the Pepper Jack cheese!

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  • Process first 3 ingredients in food processor until blended. Stir in chiles and cumin.
  • Shape into 4-inch oval on sheet of waxed paper to resemble pinecone. Insert nuts in rows to completely cover cream cheese mixture. Transfer to serving plate.
  • Refrigerate 2 hours.

Special Equipment Needed

Size Wise

Enjoy your favorite foods while keeping portion size in mind.

Make it Easy

Shape cheese mixture into ball instead of pinecone; cover with nuts as desired.

Special Extra

Mix 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce into cream cheese mixture before shaping as directed.


Cheese spread can be stored in refrigerator up to 5 days before serving as directed.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with crackers and/or cut-up fresh vegetables.


For best results, remove cheese spread from refrigerator 15 min. before serving. Let stand at room temperature to soften slightly.


  • 16 servings, 2 Tbsp. each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
Calories 120
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 210mg
Carbohydrate 2g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 0 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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