This pumpkin cheese ball is a perfect appetizer for fall parties, or to tide everyone over on Thanksgiving before the big meal. Pumpkin spice flavors are always a big bit and cheese is too so your guests are sure to love this delicious appetizer that combines the two! Sweet and deliciously flavored with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice- creating a fall flavored appetizer that will disappear right off the table. Everyone will love this pumpkin shaped cheese ball!
Quick And Easy Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball
If you are having a large crowd, this pumpkin cheese ball recipe can be doubled to serve more. If you want to make a small snack of it for a few friends cut it in half. This sweet pumpkin cheese ball is so good you could eat it by itself! However, it is probably bet to serve with your favorite dipping items on the platter. Here are a few ideas for things that go great dipped into this delicious pumpkin cheese ball: pretzel sticks, Triscuits, whole grain crackers, graham crackers and apple slices.
Pumpkin Spice Cheese Ball Ingredients:
- 1-8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
- ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
How To Make A Pumpkin Cheese Ball:
Step By Step Instructions
Cream butter and cream cheese by hand or in a stand mixer until smooth.
Add pumpkin puree, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla and mix until just combined.
Scoop the cream cheese mixture into the center of a large piece of plastic wrap, cover it all way around forming a pumpkin shape-refrigerate for at least 2 hours to firm up.
Remove cling wrap and place on plate-keep chilled until ready to serve.
You can use a pretzel stick to create some vertical grooves into the pumpkin shaped cheese ball for more effect. Then add a pretzel stick on top of the cheese ball for the pumpkin stem.
Serve the pumpkin cheese ball with pretzels, multi grain crackers, graham crackers, gingersnaps, apple slices, celery sticks or animal cookies. This sweet pumpkin cheese ball makes a cute appetizer for any fall themed party. This is optional but you can also roll it in a layer of Cheddar shredded cheese to give it an even more pumpkin look and a little more depth of flavor.
Printable Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe
I hope you enjoy this easy pumpkin cheese ball recipe. It is a great fall party appetizer that will a big hit with the adults and with the children. The pumpkin spice flavor and the pumpkin shaped cheese ball are a fun and festive addition to any table spread.
It is a fun Halloween cheese ball recipe and it works great for Thanksgiving too. What occasion do you think you will serve it for? What do you think you will serve with the pumpkin spice cheese ball for dipping?