|3||(8 oz) pkgs cream cheese softened|
|1||(7 oz) jar oil-packed dried|
|2 teaspoons||Dried basil|
|½ cup||Coarsely chopped pine nuts|
|Or almonds; toasted|
Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add first 4 ingredients.
Process until smooth. Cover and chill at least 3 hours. Shape ½ cup mixture into a boil; roll in toasted pine nuts or almonds, pressing gently to make nuts adhere. Repeat procedure with remaining mixture and nuts. Wrap each ball in plastic wrap. Chill. Yield 6 (½-cup) gifts. Directions for gift card: Store Cheese Ball with Marinated Dried Tomatoes in refrigerator up to 5 days. Serve with unsalted crackers.