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Jack-O-Lantern Cheese Ball
      2 c. shredded Cheddar Cheese
      4 oz. package cream cheese, softened
      1/4 c. solid pack pumpkin
      1/2 c. pineapple preserves
      1/4 tsp. ground allspice
      1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
      1 pretzel rod, broken in half
      Decorations: Dark rye bread, red pepper, black olive slices, parsley sprigs
      Assorted crackers
      1. Beat cheeses, pumpkin, preserves and spices in medium bowl until smooth. Cover; refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or until
      cheese is firm enough to shape.
      2. Shape mixture into a round pumpkin; place on serving plate. Using knife, score vertical lines down pumpkin. Place
      pretzel rod in top for stem.
      3. Cut 2 small triangles for the eyes. Small triangle of red pepper for nose. Slice olives slices in half for the mouth.
      4. Cover loosely; refrigerate until serving time. Serve with crackers.


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