Summary: Don’t just settle for a typical appetizer. Mix things up this holiday season and serve this cheese pumpkin masterpiece to your party guests.
2 8-oz. pkgs. shredded extra sharp Cheddar cheese
8 ounce pkg. cream cheese, softened
8 ounce container chive and onion cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 stalk broccoli, top removed
Garnish: finely chopped parsley, seeds such as poppy, sesame and fennel
Combine all ingredients except broccoli and crackers. Shape mixture to resemble a pumpkin. Trim broccoli stalk, if needed, and press lightly into the top of the pumpkin for a stem. Use a knife to make vertical lines down the sides of the cheese ball. Press seeds into the side of the pumpkin for texture. Serve with crackers.
Recipe and Photo courtesy of: GooseberryPatch.com