Three Cheese Parsley Ball


8 oz. (240 g) cream cheese, room temperature
5 oz. (150 g) cheddar cheese; shredded
5 oz. (150 g) blue cheese, crumbled
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
1/2 cup black currants
2/3 cup parsley, finely chopped
Assorted crackers
Apple and pear wedges

  • In a food processor or mixer bowl mix all ingredients except pecans, parsley and black currants. 
  • Beat at low speed until well mixed. 
  • Stir in the pecans and currants. Taste and adjust seasoning. 
  • Refrigerate the mixture for 25 to 30 minutes or until slightly firm, then shape into a ball. 
  • Roll in the chopped parsley to coat well. 
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Let stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes before serving.
  • Arrange on a platter surrounded with crackers apple and pear wedges.

  • Makes 10 to 12 servings

TIP: Sprinkle apple and pear wedges with lemon juice to prevent discolorization.

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