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Turkey Cheese Ball

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Turkey Cheese Ball

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2010-05-08 Other
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This Turkey cheese ball is cute as pie!

  • Servings: 12

Ingredients:

2 pkgs (8 Ounces Each) Reduced-fat Cream Cheese
6 oz Deli Smoked Turkey, finely chopped
1 cup (4 Ounces) Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Tbsp Finely Chopped Onion
1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
½ tsp Garlic Powder
Decorations:
3 pkgs (3 Ounces Each) Cream Cheese, softened
2 Tbsp Milk
Brown, orange and yellow paste food coloring
6 Large Oval Crackers
1 Large Sweet Red Pepper
1 Small Yellow Summer Squash
1 cup Pecan Halves
Assorted Crackers

Directions:

In a small bowl, beat the first six ingredients until combined. Shape

into a ball; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until

firm.

In another small bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth.

Divide among four small bowls. With food coloring, tint one bowl

brown, one dark orange and one light orange (using yellow and

orange); leave one bowl plain.

Transfer each mixture to a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a

small hole in a corner of each bag.

For turkey tail feathers, decorate the top halves of large oval

crackers with tinted cream cheese.

Using the red pepper, form the turkey head, neck and wattle. For

beak, cut a small triangle from summer squash; attach with cream

cheese. Add eyes, using brown and plain cream cheese. Insert pecan

halves and decorated crackers into cheese ball. Serve with assorted

crackers. Yield: 1 cheese ball (3 cups).

Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Townhouse Oval Bistro crackers.