Size-WiseSavor every bite of this tasty spread. Each 2-Tbsp. serving goes a long way on flavor.
VariationsPrepare as directed, using one of the following flavor options: Italian: Substitute 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheesee for the cheddar, 1/4 cup sliced drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes for the cherries and 1/2 tsp. each Italian seasoning and garlic powder for the pumpkin pie spice. Smoky Bacon: Omit pumpkin pie spice. Mix ingredients as directed, substituting 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese for the shredded cheese and 2 Tbsp. bacon bits for the cherries. Stir in 2 sliced green onions, then shape into ball. Herbed: Omit pumpkin pie spice. Prepare as directed, substituting 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheesee for the cheddar and 1 clove minced garlic and 2 Tbsp. each chopped fresh parsley, fresh basil and chives for the cherries.
How to Wrap for Gift-GivingPlace cheese ball and knife on decorative platter or cutting board. Wrap with colorful cellophane and ribbon. After serving the cheese ball at the holiday party, the hostess will have a lovely gift to remember the occasion by!