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As Seen On Oprah-Paula Deen's Cheese Ball Recipe

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Fisher Nutty Bacon Cheese Ball Recipe

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup milk
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup (1 ounce) blue cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup finely minced green onions (white part only)
1 jar diced pimento, drained
3/4 cup Fisher pecans, divided (Of course, any nut will do!)
10 slices of bacon, cooked, drained, finely crumbled and divided
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup minced parsley
1 Tbsp. poppy seeds


Place cream cheese in mixer bowl.
Attach bowl and flat beater to mixer.
Turn to Speed Two and mix 1 minute.
Stop and scrape bowl.
Turn to Speed Two and gradually add milk, mixing until well blended about 1 minute.
Stop and scrape bowl.
Add cheeses, onions, pimientos, half of the bacon and half the pecans.
Turn to Speed 4 and beat until well blended, about another minute.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Transfer mixture to a large piece of plastic wrap.
Form into a ball and wrap tightly.

Repeat with the remaining mixture.


Refrigerate (or freeze) at least 2 hours.


Combine the remaining bacon and remaining pecans, parsley and poppy seeds in a pie plate. Then, remove the plastic wrap and roll the cheese ball lightly in the bacon/nut mixture until evenly coated.


Wrap it back up in plastic wrap and refrigerate again until ready to use.


Georgia's own Paula Deen, author of Christmas with Paula Deen, stops by with a holiday recipe inspired by one of Oprah's Favorite Things, the Artisan Stand Mixer. (ohhhhhhh I love this mixer)