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Sun-Dried Tomato Cheese Ball

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Category: Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 3 oz Sun-dried tomatoes -
  • -blanched*
  • 8 oz Cream cheese
  • 8 oz Unsalted butter - OR
  • -margarine
  • 1 c Parmesan - freshly grated
  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 2 c Basil leaves - fresh,
  • -lightly packed
  • Crackers (your favorite)


Calories per serving: Number of Servings: 0 Fat grams per
: Approx. Cook Time: Cholesterol per serving: Marks:


BLANCHING TECHNIQUE: Bring 1-quart of water to boil. Submerge tomatoes in
boiling water for 3 minutes to reconstitute. Take 4 aside and cut into

In a food processor, combine cream cheese, butter, Parmesan, olive oil and
remaining sun-dried tomatoes. Process until smooth. Place in refrigerator
for about 30 minutes, or until firm enough to shape into a ball. Place
cheese ball on a platter. Arrange basil leaves and reserved tomato strips
around cheese ball like a sunburst. To serve, spread on your favorite

Makes 2-1/2 cups.

Recipe from Melissa's brand Sun-dried Tomatoes.

This recipe was called "Dried Tomato Dip" but I sure didn't see it as a dip
so I renamed it. I guess it could be a spread, but sure can't see
"dipping" anything into this as it would be too stiff.

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