Pine Cone Cheese Ball with Almonds

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Pine Cone Cheese Ball with Almonds

Servings - 16
Difficulty Level - Medium
Preparation Time - 30 mins
Cook Time - 10 mins


  • 250g package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 5 strips of bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp diced green onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill weed
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup whole almonds toasted
  • 4 tsp garam masala
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs for garnish

  • 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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