|Inside of Cheddar Cheese Ball – yum!|
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups extra-sharp Cheddar cheese shredded, divided
1 apple (Red Delicious or Gala), peeled and diced
1 scallion, (green onion) white and green, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1 stem of a green or red pepper
Combine the cream cheese, 1 1/4 cup cheddar, apple, scallion pieces, and salt.
Coat a large piece of plastic wrap with cooking spray. Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of the cheddar onto the plastic wrap.
Top with cheese ball mixture.
Top that with the remaining cheddar cheese. Form into a ball. Double-wrap it in plastic wrap.
Use large rubberbands of kitchen twine to form marks that look like a pumpkin. (We were in a bind, so we used hair ties – worked perfectly.)
Refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours (or longer. I did it overnight.)
Before serving, remove rubber bands (cut off) and plastic wrap.
Gently push the pepper stem into the “pumpkin” cheese ball.
Serve chilled with crackers.