Sunday, November 25, 2007

Apple cheddar cheese ball

I packed a small cheese ball as a token gift for my uncle's birthday. Like I always say, cheese and nuts are perfect for the man who has everything, particularly if there is a football game on television later that afternoon.

This cheese ball uses a paprika coating and cinnamon stem for an apple that fools the eye. The sharp cheddar taste is best served with sliced apples in addition to crackers.

I pick up these wicker plate holders at yard sales, never paying more than 10-cents apiece. They make giving food gifts so easy and attractive!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is really clever! I've gotta try it. I enjoy sharing some of our orchard's bounty with friends at Christmas, & this will be a nice, & certainly different, addition to my gift basket.

Brenda

Meredith said...

I should add that the recipe makes enough for one very large cheese ball...or two small "apples," which I prefer.

I left one in the fridge for my husband and sent the other along for the gift.

If you buy the cheese on sale, that makes the total cost about $2.50, or $1.25 a cheese ball.

Julie said...

Yum! And great idea using the paper plate holders.

picketfencemom said...

This is such a great idea! I will definitely have to try this soon!
Keep those great ideas coming!
Amy
~picketfencemom~

Matilda said...

I never would have known that wasn't an apple if I hadn't read the recipe. Amazing!

Kim said...

I thought that WAS an apple! I bow to your greatness, Meredith!

Christi said...

Very neat - I'll be using this at my Christmas party in a few weeks!

Munkamama said...

I love it! The apple looks very real - I'd like to try it - thing is my homemade stuff never looks quite as nice as pictured :)

Amy said...

This looks delicious too! I made a cheese ball for Thanksgiving too, but I love the apple shape on this one. Great idea!

Anonymous said...

Wow! It does look like an apple! I had to do a double-take when you said it was a cheese ball. :) Now I really have to try this - I love presentation as much as I love cooking. (And did I say that I LOVE cooking?) Thanks for the great recipe and idea!! I always get the neatest ideas from your blog.

- Sophia