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Jack O' Lantern Cheese Ball

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Submitted By: Hauntmistress
On: 10/04/2002 08:20 PM

Serves: 16-18
Prep Time: 3 Hours
Occasion: Halloween
Effort: Average

Ingredients:
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup solid pack pumpkin

1/4 cup pineapple preserves

1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Garnish:

Dark rye bread, 1 pretzel rod, broken in half, red bell pepper, black olive slices, parsley stem

How to Prepare:

Beat cheeses, pumpkin preserves and spices until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until cheese is firm enough to shape.

Shape mixture into round pumpkin and place on serving plate. Using knife, score vertical lines down the pumpkin. Place pretzel rod in top for stem.

Cut bread into triangles for eyes and nose and place pieces of bell pepper on triangle eyes for pupils. Cut olives into slices and use to shape a mouth. Tuck parsley stem around pretzel rod for vine.

Serve with crackers.
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