Appetizers

Easy Cheese Spread

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceMarina Thomas (1976)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
15 minutes

Ingredients

1 lb
sharp cheddar cheese (grated)
1 clv
garlic (crushed)
2 t
California onion soup mix
 
beer (as needed)

Instructions

Mix first 3 ingredients. Add enough beer to make mixture spreadable. Whip in mixer until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate. Best served with whole grain breads. 

Bar Cheese

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceBetty Sheridan (2003)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
40 minutes

Ingredients

1
prepared horseradish (5 oz. bottle)
8 oz
cream cheese
8 oz
white or yellow sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
1⁄2 c
mayonnaise (not salad dressing)

Instructions

Drain the horseradish well, extracting and reserving as much liquid as possible. Cut the cream cheese into chunks and place into a medium saucepan. Add the cheddar cheese. Melt the cheeses over low heat, stirring frequently to blend (or heat in microwavable bowl at 1-minute intervals, stirring in between until melted). Remove from heat and add the horseradish and mayonnaise. Combine well. Use the reserved liquid to thin the mixture if necessary. Refrigerate for flavors to meld. Serve chilled or at room temperature with crackers or raw vegetables. 

Dad's Cheese Ball

Summary

Yield
1 Ball
SourceJen Haldeman (1995)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
15 minutes

Ingredients

2 pk
cream cheese (8 oz.)
1 ds
Accent
1 ds
Worcestershire sauce
1 ds
soy
1 ds
Tabasco
6
green onions (finely chopped)
1
chipped beef (large jar)

Instructions

Let cream cheese soften. In blender, shred chipped beef and separate into two. Fold onions and Accent, Worcestershire sauce, soy and Tabasco into cream cheese with 1/2 of the beef. Shape into ball. Roll in rest of beef. Refrigerate. Great on crackers or bagel chips. 

DiAnn's Cheeseball

Summary

Yield
1 ball
SourceDiAnn Iverson (1977)
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
10 minutes

Ingredients

2 pk
chipped beef
2 pk
cream cheese (8 oz.)
1 bn
green onions

Instructions

Chop onions and chipped beef. Mix with cream cheese (the hands work best!). Mold in ball and decorate with nuts, olives, etc. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Bacon Cheese Logs

Summary

Yield
60 Logs
SourceDorothy Bowser (1974)
Prep time
1 hour
Cooking time
Total time
1 hour

Ingredients

1 pk
bacon (1 lb.)
1 pk
cream cheese, softened (8 oz.)
1⁄2 c
chopped pecans
1⁄4 t
garlic salt
1⁄4 t
Worcestershire sauce
4 dr
Tabasco sauce
1 T
paprika
 
Crackers

Instructions

Cook bacon until crisp. Drain and crumble into mixing bowl. Blend with all remaining ingredients except paprika and crackers. Shape into 2 rolls about 1 inch in diameter. Sprinkle paprika on waxed paper. Roll logs in paprika to coat evenly. Wrap tightly in waxed paper. Chill. Slice and serve on crackers.  

Notes

To add a Christmasy touch, parsley flakes may be added to paprika.

Moss Three-Cheese Ball

Summary

Yield
1 Ball
SourceNancy Alonzo (1993)
Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
6 hours
Total time
6 hours, 20 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
cream cheese (8 oz. suze)
1⁄4 lb
blue cheese, crumbled (up to 1/2 pound)
1⁄4 lb
sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 T
minced onion
1 T
Worcestershire sauce
1⁄2 c
chopped pecans

Instructions

Beat cheese at room temperature. Add onion and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in pecans. Chill 3 to 4 hours. Roll into ball. Chill 2 more hours. 

Holiday Cheese Ball

Summary

Yield
2 Balls
Source Amy Erickson (1991)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
15 minutes

Ingredients

2 pk
cream cheese, softened (8 oz size)
1
Kraft Old English cheese jar (softened)
1
Kraft Roca Blue cheese jar (softened)
1 ds
onion juice
1 ds
Worcestershire sauce
 
Chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds

Instructions

Combine all ingredients except nuts in a bowl and blend with electric mixer until creamy. Divide mixture into 2 equal portions and set each portion on a square piece of foil, shiny side down. Shape into balls and cover each with nuts. Pull foil up around ball and store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Philadelphia Cheese Ball

Summary

Yield
15 servings
SourceDottie Aumiller (1990)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
15 minutes

Ingredients

2 pk
Philadelphia cream cheese (8 oz size)
1 cn
crushed pineapple, medium sized (well drained)
4 T
onion (chopped)
1⁄2 c
green pepper (chopped)
 
pecans (chipped or halved)

Instructions

Soften cheese, blend all ingredients but pecans above, make into 2 balls. Roll in chipped or halved pecans until outside of ball is covered. Refrigerate. Serve with crackers. 

Cheddar Cheese Ball

Summary

Yield
1 Ball
SourceCottle Smith (1984)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
15 minutes

Ingredients

1
Cracker Barrel cheese (8 oz.)
12 oz
cream cheese
1 t
onion (chopped)
2 t
Worcestershire sauce
2 t
lemon juice
 
finely chopped nuts

Instructions

Mix Cracker Barrel cheese and cream cheese at room temperature. Add onion, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice. Roll into a ball, then in finely chopped nuts. 

Appetizer on Bread

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceSally Blue (1986)
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
5 minutes
Total time
15 minutes

Ingredients

1 lf
French bread
 
butter
 
Brie cheese
 
Dijon mustard

Instructions

Slice French bread into thin slices. Butter French bread. Spread Dijon mustard on the bread. Top with a thin slice of Brie cheese. Broil. 

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