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
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.