Almond Pine Cone Cheese Ball

Difficulty Level
Medium

Cook Time
40min.

Ingredients

  • 5 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 oz Dietz & Watson Goat Cheese
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 5 strips Dietz & Watson bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1 tbsp diced green onion
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh dill weed
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup whole almonds, toasted
  • 5 sprigs Fresh rosemary sprigs for garnish

Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 2 Spread almonds on a baking pan and bake for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden. Let cool.
  3. 3 Combine cream cheese, goat cheese and mayonnaise and mix well in a food processor or blender.
  4. 4 Stir in the cooked bacon, green onion, dill weed and pepper.
  5. 5 Cover and chill overnight.
  6. 6 Shape the cheese mixture into two small pine cones on serving plate.
  7. 7 Starting at the narrow end, place almonds into the cheese on a slight angle, forming rows.
  8. 8 Garnish with rosemary twigs to resemble pine needles.
  9. 9 Serve with crackers