The Heavyset Cheese Ball Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 35 MINUTES

1 ratings


  • 1 1/4 cups whole natural almonds
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup real mayonnaise
  • 3 slices crispy cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon green onion, chopped


Preheat oven to 300°.


Place and spread all the almonds on a cookie sheet or in a shallow pan, pushing the almonds around until they turn color, about 20 minutes.


Mix together the cream cheese and the mayonnaise. Add the bacon, salt and pepper, dill and onion. Chill overnight.


On a serving platter, make 2 pine cone shapes with the cheese. Begin to press the almonds at a slight angle into the cheese, starting at the narrow end of the pine cone shape.


Do this in rows, continuing to overlap rows until all the cheese is covered. Garnish with fake sprigs, or real ones, or with rosemary.


Serve at room temperature and spread on crackers.

The Heavyset Cheese Ball


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1 Review

Meadow 9/30/2014
This is great ca

This is great cant wait to do these this Christmas , I never would have thought to do this lol thanks

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