Pine Cone Cheese Ball with Almonds

A Pine Cone Cheese Ball is an easy dill cheese ball recipe perfect appetizer for a fall Holiday or Christmas party!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, cheese ball, christmas, thanksgiving
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
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Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Amy Locurto


  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 5 strips of bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp diced green onion
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh dill weed
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup whole almonds toasted
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs for garnish
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spread almonds on a baking pan and bake for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden. Let cool.
  • Combine cream cheese and mayonnaise and mix well in a food processor or blender.
  • Stir in the cooked bacon, green onion, dill weed and pepper.
  • Cover and chill overnight.
  • Shape the cheese mixture into two small pine cones on serving plate.
  • Starting at the narrow end, place almonds into the cheese on a slight angle, forming rows.
  • Garnish pine cone cheese ball with rosemary twigs to resemble pine needles.
  • Serve with crackers.


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Serving: 1g | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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