Cheese ball with marinated dried tomatoes

Yield: 6 gifts

Measure Ingredient
3 (8 oz) pkgs cream cheese softened
1 (7 oz) jar oil-packed dried
Tomatoes; drained
1 Clove garli
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.

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