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Veggie Pine Cone Cheese Ball
This recipe is kosher for Passover.
Veggie Pine Cone Cheese Ball Eileen Goltz | Dairy
2 hours, 30 minutes 25 minutes
2 hours
5 minutes
10 to 12 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 (8 oz.) container garden vegetable cream cheese
  • 1 (8 oz.) container roasted garlic cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups toasted pecan halves

Instructions
  1. In a bowl combine the garden vegetable cream cheese, garlic cream cheese, cheddar cheese and green onions.
  2. Shape into an oval tapering to one end so that the shape resembles a pine cone.
  3. Chill for 2 hours.
  4. Arrange pecan halves over cheese oval in overlapping rows beginning at bottom and working upward.

Kashrut Instructions

SCALLIONS:

INFESTATION: Green Onions, also referred to as scallions, have a white base that develops into a bulb. Its long, straight green shoots branch forth from the bulb. Light green or brown thrips may occasionally be found between the green branches where they protrude from the bulb. Less frequently, they can be found on the outside or inside of the long green shoots.

INSPECTION:

  1. A vertical cut should be made from the top of the scallion’s green shoot to the bottom of the bulb. Examine three scallions from each bunch, paying careful attention to the area between the branches that protrude from the bulb.
  2. If no insects are found, wash thoroughly under a heavy stream of water or power hose and use.
  3. If insects are found in a scallion, it must be discarded.