Bring the tropics into your own home with this Pineapple Cheese Ball!!! Bursting with pops of pineapple, coated with coconut and almonds, this is a great crowd please party starter!
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Pineapple Cheese Ball

Bring the tropics into your own home with this Pineapple Cheese Ball!!! Bursting with pops of pineapple, coated with coconut and almonds, this is a great crowd please party starter!
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 193kcal
Author Nagi@RecipeTinEats

Ingredients

Cheese Ball:

  • 8 oz Philadelphia cream cheese , softened
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¼ tsp each paprika garlic powder, black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup crushed canned pineapple well drained (roughly chop if pieces are big)
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped green onion
  • 1 cup shredded cheese I use cheddar

Coating:

  • 1/2 cup finely shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped almonds

Serving:

  • Ritz crackers or other crackers of your choosing

Instructions

  • Place the cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, salt, sour cream, pineapple, green onion, and cheese in a bowl and mix to combine.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour to firm up and allow flavors to develop.
  • When firm enough, roll into a ball using your hands.
  • While the cheese ball is in the fridge, place coconut in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir constantly for 2 minutes or until lightly browned, then transfer into a bowl.
  • Add almonds to coconut in the bowl, and stir to combine. Roll ball in coating.
  • Transfer to a plate and serve with crackers. Serve immediately.

Video

Notes

Once you roll the cheese ball, you can wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate it until ready to serve. Coat the cheese ball with coconut and nuts just before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 0.6mg