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Nutty Bacon Cheese Ball

My eyes are still burning from this weekend. I can't tell if it was Washington DC's blooming cherry blossoms, the bridal shower's scented candles or the 3am post-bachelorette party bedtime on Saturday night. What I do know is that my brain is still not functioning and writing this post is actually hurting the part of my brain that thinks (or in this case, the part that's trying to think). 

So instead, I will feature one of the weekend's key food items, Fisher Nutty Bacon Cheese Ball. My girlfriend made this for the bridal shower while I sat on her kitchen counter, talked smack and took "tasting" spoonfuls of this recipe in progress. I even got to lick the bowl.

Fisher Nutty Bacon Cheese Ball via Paula Deen and Oprah.

  • 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.

This sucker is good while it's being made as well as in its totality. We saved the left over coating mixture and cooked it into omlettes the next day with cheddar cheese. Super yum.I kinda want to make this and then schmear it all over The Candyman for a fun snack.

It's that good.



Reader Comments (1)

that sounds...just...outlandishly delicious.

March 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlizzie

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