At any family or homeschooling event where we have a potluck- I am often asked to bring this recipe. My mom used to make it in the 70’s- and as an aside she got it from her good friend Betty Cheevers ( wife of goalie Gerry Cheevers), so I have always referred to this as the” Betty Cheevers cheeseball:
Anyway- it is fantastic and I can never seem to make enough. I serve it with onion crackers but would be fine with another type as well.
Makes about 3 Cups.
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
1/4 Cup finely chopped onion
1 tsp salt or to taste
2 cups chopped pecans ( reserve 1 cup )
Combine cream cheese, drained crushed pineapple, chopped green pepper, chopped , salt, and 1 cup chopped pecans. Chill in refrigerator until firm then shape into a ball. ( I do this overnight)
Combine cream cheese, drained crushed pineapple, chopped bell pepper, chopped green onion, , and 1 cup chopped pecans. Chill in refrigerator until firm then shape into a ball. Just before serving roll pineapple cheese ball in remaining cup of pecans.