Pomegranate Cheese Ball
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 6
  • 2 8oz packs of cream cheese
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1 tbsp mint
  • 1 cup fresh pomegranate arils
  1. Remove cream cheese from fridge and allow to come to room temperature.
  2. Roast walnuts until their aroma rises. Spread on a cutting board and allow to come to room temperature.
  3. Fine dice walnuts and fine chop mint.
  4. In a bowl combine cream cheese and half of the walnuts and mint. Mix well. Then add the remaining half and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Line a bowl with plastic wrap. Place cream cheese mixture inside. Enclose plastic wrap around the cheese and remove from bowl.
  6. Gently shape the cheese into a ball. Place on a cutting board and gently press down so that the bottom is flat.
  7. Place a large piece of plastic wrap on a cutting board and spread out the pomegranates in a single layer.
  8. Gently place the round portion of the cheese ball on top of the pomegranates. Gently roll around. Use your hands to gently press the arils onto the sides of the cheese ball.
  9. Gently wrap plastic wrap around the ball and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  10. Serve with your favorite crackers.
Recipe by My Persian Kitchen at http://www.mypersiankitchen.com/pomegranate-cheese-ball/