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Tart Cherry Cheese Ball Labor Day Recipe

With Labor Day just around the corner, we would like to share a few great tasting quick-n-easy cherry recipes that you can make to celebrate the this great holiday and enjoy the last big event of the summer. We have receive a lot of great feedback from the other recipes we have shared over the last several months. Feel free to send us any feedback on our recipes, products and any other experience you have had with Traverse Bay Farms and our other super fruit products. Check out this easy tart cherry recipes for any occassion: Party Cheese Ball Save time by preparing this appetizer in advance.
  • 1/2 cup (about 14) maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 tablespoon of cherr juice
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • Crackers or cut-up vegetables
Drain maraschino cherries on paper towels. Chop cherries and drain again. Beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed 3 to 4 minutes, or until cream cheese is smooth. Stir in pineapple and cherries. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Shape cheese mixture into two (4-inch) balls. Roll cheese balls in walnuts, pressing nuts into surface to adhere. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until chilled. Serve as a spread with crackers or vegetables. Makes 2 (4-inch) cheese balls. Tip: You can prepare this appetizer in advance, then freeze it for later use. Allow cheese balls to thaw in refrigerator before serving.    
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