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Monday, June 23, 2014

French Quarter Cheese ball

Photo courtesy of the Cooking Corner.
     One of my favorite appetizers is a cheese ball. There's just something about soft flavored cheese spread on a cracker that hits my comfort zone. At recent party, the hostess offered a French Quarter Cheese Ball, which was a new idea for me. The cheese itself was flavored with garlic and there was a sweet but savory topping that glazed the cheese ball. I really liked the nuts that were sprinkled around the cheese ball instead of rolled all over it, making them optional. This is easy to do and classy to present, making it a perfect party food.

French Quarter Cheese ball
recipe courtesy of Candice Yancey of Rz's Cafe

Ingredients
8 oz. cream cheese
1 clove garlic, minced

Topping
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 shot bourbon
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. mustard
1 T. onions, minced
Preparation
Mix cream cheese and garlic. Form into a ball and chill until ready to serve. 

In small saucepan make topping. Mix pecans, bourbon, brown sugar, Worcestershire, mustard and onions. Cook low, let cool and then pour on top cheese .

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