Fisher Nutty Bacon Cheese Ball
From the Artisan Mixer and Use Guide
January 01, 2006
Wow your guests with this recipe recommended by Paula Deen.
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese , softened
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup (1 ounce) blue cheese , crumbled
- 1/4 cup finely minced green onions (white part only)
- 1 jar diced pimento , drained
- 3/4 cup Fisher pecans , divided (Of course, any nut will do!)
- 10 slices bacon , cooked, drained, finely crumbled and divided
- Salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup minced parsley
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
Place cream cheese in mixer bowl. Attach bowl and flat beater to mixer. Turn to Speed Two and mix 1 minute. Stop and scrape bowl. Turn to Speed Two and gradually add milk, mixing until well blended about 1 minute. Stop and scrape bowl. Add cheeses, onions, pimientos, half of the bacon and half the pecans. Turn to Speed 4 and beat until well blended, about another minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Transfer mixture to a large piece of plastic wrap. Form into a ball and wrap tightly.
Repeat with the remaining mixture. Refrigerate (or freeze) at least 2 hours.
Combine the remaining bacon and remaining pecans, parsley and poppy seeds in a pie plate. Then, remove the plastic wrap and roll the cheese ball lightly in the bacon/nut mixture until evenly coated. Wrap it back up in plastic wrap and refrigerate again until ready to use.
Printed from Oprah.com on March 11, 2014
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