|Pineapple Cheese Spread|
1 (8 oz) package fat free cream cheese
1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained well
1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons onion, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
Drain pineapple extremely well, squeezing moisture out completely. Cream both packages of cream cheese together with an electric mixer. Add rest of the ingredients. Cream all ingredients together on low speed with an electric mixer. Serve as a spread with a variety of crackers. My favorite crackers to serve with this spread are Triscuits. Refrigerate leftovers.
How to Make a Cheese Ball Rather than a SpreadUse 2 packages of regular cream cheese rather than one regular and one fat free. Use 2 cups of pecans rather than 1 1/2 cups. Cream both packages of cream cheese together using an electric mixer. Add the pineapple, green pepper, onion, seasoned salt, and only 1 cup of the pecans and blend together on low speed with your mixer. Roll the cheese mixture into a ball and refrigerate for a time to firm it up. Roll the ball in the remaining 1 cup of pecans. Serve as a cheese ball with a variety of crackers. Refrigerate leftovers.