Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Who wouldn't want to eat a cheese ball in the shape of a pumpkin?

Thanksgiving is one day away which means you still have time for this really awesome appetizer that PEOPLE WILL LOVE. I only know because I made it for a little get together last Sunday night and it was a huge hit. I wish I had a photo of the one I made so you could truly see that normal people can make these things! Thanks to southern living even the least artistic hostess can sculpt this magnificent Great White (Cheese) Pumpkin. I used one block of white cheddar and one block of orange cheddar in mine to give it a little color. You, my dear, could really add whatever you wish!


Total Time: 15 min.

Yield: Makes 12 appetizer servings


  • 2  (10-oz.) blocks extra-sharp white Cheddar cheese, shredded*
  • 1  8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2  (4-oz.) goat cheese logs, softened
  • 1/2  teaspoon  pepper
  • Braided pretzel, muscadine vine and leaf
  • Crackers and assorted vegetables


1. Stir together first 4 ingredients. Shape mixture into a ball to resemble a pumpkin. Smooth pumpkin's entire surface with metal spatula or table knife. Make vertical grooves in ball, if desired, using fingertips. Press pretzel into top of cheese ball to resemble a pumpkin stem; place muscadine vine and leaf beside pretzel. Serve with crackers and assorted vegetables.

*Extra-sharp Cheddar cheese may be substituted.

Note: We tested with Cracker Barrel Extra-Sharp Cheddar Cheese. To make ahead, wrap cheese ball in plastic wrap, without stem, vine, or leaf, and store in refrigerator up to two days. Attach stem, vine, and leaf before serving.

Southern Living, OCTOBER 2009

1 comment:

  1. I would LOVE to eat a cheese ball in the shape of pumpkin... So sweet!