Pumpkin Cheese Ball {New Food Friday}

I just returned from a nice mini vacation to Wisconsin so forgive me but cheese is on my brain. I LOVE cheese and my credit card shows just how much.

Here is a great Halloween recipe you can serve at your next party. It look yummy and can be use for Thanksgiving as well.

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese,softened
  • 1/2 cup solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup pineapple preserves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pretzel rod


  • Beat Cheddar and cream cheeses in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in the pumpkin, pineapple preserves, allspice, and nutmeg and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
  • When the cheese mixture is firm, shape it into a ball. To make it look like a pumpkin, score the sides with vertical lines using a butter knife. Add the pretzel rod for a stem and transfer to a serving platter.

Please let me know your favorite holiday recipe and if you try this one, please come back and give your feedback.

Karla Urwitz
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