Recipe for Apple Cheese Ball
Appetizers... Dips & Spreads


    Apple Cheese Ball

    8 ounces white Cheddar cheese, shredded
    8 ounces cream cheese, softened
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/8 teaspoon red pepper (optional)
    1 (1 1/2 inch) cinnamon stick
    1 bay leaf

    Process first 4 ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Chill 30 minutes.

    Shape into a ball; make an indentation in top to resemble an apple. Chill ball 30 minutes.

    Coat ball heavily with paprika. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Insert cinnamon stick and bay leaf into indentation to resemble apple stem and leaf. Serve with crackers.

    Makes 10 to 12 appetizer servings.