Coventry~ harlequin~ holiday~ fruit & nut che

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pack (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons Minced parsley
1 teaspoon Lea & Perrins Worcestershire
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
\N \N 1/4 ts Salt
¼ cup Minced onion

In a bowl, blend cream and cheddar cheeses. Add onion, parsley. Lea & Perrins, and salt; blend well. Shape into a ball. Chill and serve with assorted crackers, if desired. HARLEQUIN CHEESE BALL: Add 2 tablespoons finely diced pimiento, 1 teaspoon prepared brown mustard, and 1 clove garlic, crushed, to basic cheese mixture. Shape into a ball. Garnish with pimiento stars, if desired. HOLIDAY CHEESE BALL: Add 1 tablespoon caraway to basic cheese mixture. Shape into a ball.

Chill. Sprinkle ribbons of paprika and chopped parsley around ball.

FRUIT AND NUT CHEESE BALL: Add 1 can (8¼ ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained, and ⅓ cup finely chopped nuts to basic cheese mixture. Shape into a ball; roll in ⅓ cup finely chopped nuts. Chill.

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