Thursday, December 23, 2010

"In a Pinch" Holiday Appetizer

As the Season gets into full swing many people scramble for easy appetizer ideas. I was reminded yesterday by one of my favorite sister-in-laws, that now is the time to add a simple cheese ball type recipe. I have made this many times and it's perfect for those special Christmas and New Year's parties or all year long for that matter. My mother would make it for her friends and family and it was always a hit!

The variation I make has crab in it but you can easily substitute, chicken, turkey or ham.

1 6.5 oz can crab, drained

3 green onions (finely chopped)

1 8 oz cream cheese

a dash of Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Mix all ingredients, except the pecans, well with hands and form into a ball. Place the nuts on waxed paper and roll the ball while covering it completely. Refrigerate until firm. Serve with favorite crackers or baguette rounds. So easy! Enjoy!

Merry Christmas, Teri! I hope this becomes part of your traditions for you and your beautiful family!


  1. This is one of my Favorite things in the universe and soooooo easy to make.

  2. Thanks, son. If you bring the crab, I'll make it for ya!