Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe

I made a couple of these for my daughter's event on Thursday.


You can make any cheese ball mix you like. I made one with cream cheese, grated cheddar, diced shallots, a grated onion and a jar of chutney. I line a small bowl with saran wrap and pack the cheese mixture in it. It gets refrigerated overnight so it is firm. The next day I mix some cream cheese with red and yellow food coloring to get some shades of orange.


Turn the cheese ball out onto a plate.


Cover the cheese ball with the orange cream cheese.


I add some brown food coloring to the cream cheese and spray the ball with cooking spray. Then you can mold the cream cheese to have 'pumpkin bumps' and smooth out the cheese. Add a bit of the brown cheese and make streaks to resemble a real pumpkin.


Carve the stem part of broccoli and press it in as the stem of the pumpkin.


You can use the broccoli leaves as pumpkin leaves. Use a flat spatula to move the pumpkin to your serving platter when it is time to serve. Serve it with crackers or bread. She is serving this with the rosemary bread that I made.

17 comments:

Pricilla said...

You are just too clever...

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

well, my friend...you get the BLUE RIBBON for this one !!!! wow....what a GREAT JOB you did...you nailed it !!!! it looks just like a pumpkin !!!!

what a cute idea...i LOVE`LOVE`LOVE this !!!!!!

kary and l'il teddy

Barbara F. said...

Fabulous! You would be an awesome caterer. xo

Robin Larkspur said...

This is great! I love your creations. (and I am glad it wasn't pumpkin-flavored cheese)

Toriz said...

Love this idea!

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

This is just so fun :-) :-) :-) Must remember this for the future :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Ashling said...

Yummy & adorable!!

laurie said...

oh my gosh Joyce,, thats just amazing,, good golly you are so very crafty,, thats just the best thing I've saw in a while,, I'm so doing this for Thanksgiving which will be very soon here in Canada,, I love this,,can you tell I love this, lol

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

You are amazing! I just love this.

Barb said...

This is a great idea for a fall party or Thanksgiving!

Kelly said...

What a fantastic idea. I will have to try that and bring it to work. Nurses love snacks. My backside shows that as fact!

Dzoli said...

What a great idea.I first thought you made something with pumpkin.It looks so real:)

TARYTERRE said...

This is too cool. Very original. A great holiday idea.

edenhills said...

That is so cute! I love this idea.

Teresa

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Very cute seasonal idea!

Jennifer said...

Oh wow, this looks great and just too cool! I made a snowman cheese ball last Christmas so I am loving the idea of this pumpkin one for Thanksgiving! Thanks so much for sharing.

Suzanne said...

What a WONDERFUL idea! We have a skull cake pan we mold our cheese ball in but I think I will use this idea next time! Thank you so much.