Two cheese balls. Bacon Almond and Pineapple Walnut. I always make both at the same time because they make such a pretty site and they are both delicious.  



Bacon Almond Cheeseball

Fry your bacon nice and crisp.

Mix together all ingredients except almonds.

Mix well, cover and refrigerate for a few hours. **The longer it’s refrigerated the easier it will be to form.

Roast almond on a cookie sheet in a 300 degree oven for 10 minutes.

Layout some almonds…’s easier to spoon the cheese mixture on top of almonds and then cover the remaining pinecone.

Form cheese mixture into a pinecone and cover with almonds. 


Pineapple Walnut Cheeseball

Mix all ingredients except for walnuts.

Cover and refrigerate for a few hours. As stated above, it will be much easier to form the cheese ball if it is chilled.

Chop the walnuts and spoon the cheese mixture into center of nuts. 

Form into a ball covering with more walnuts if needed. 

Garnish with walnut half and diced green peppers.

Bacon Almond Pinecone Cheeseball

So much better than store bought! A great appetizer for any gathering.
Course Appetizer, Party Food, Snack


  • 1 ¼ cup raw almonds *unsalted
  • 1 8 ounce cream cheese
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 5 strips bacon *cookie crispy and crumbled
  • 1 Tablespoon green pepper, diced
  • ½ teaspoon dill weed
  • teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat oven to 300°.
  • Spread almonds in single layer on cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool.
  • Combine cream cheese and mayonnaise.
  • Add bacon, onion, dill weed and pepper. Mix well.
  • Chill overnight.
  • Layout some of the almonds the shape of the finished cheese pinecone. Spoon cream cheese mixture onto almonds and gently shape into a pinecone shape.
  • Begin at narrow end and press the wide end of the almond into cheese with the point facing toward the point of the pinecone.
  • Serve with crackers.
Keyword appetizer, bacon

Pineapple Walnut Cheeseball

The perfect appetizer...and so easy to make!
Course Appetizer, Party Food, Snack


  • 1 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • ¼ cup green pepper, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts


  • Mix all ingredients except 1 cup walnuts.
  • Chill overnight.
  • Spread remaining 1 cup of chopped walnuts on counter, spoon cream cheese mixture onto center of walnuts. Gently shape into ball, rolling around in the nuts until covered. Add extra nuts if needed.
  • Garnish with walnut half and minced green pepper.
  • Serve with crackers.
Keyword appetizer, cheeseball, party food