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Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Serve these cheese balls at your next party and heads will be turning and lips will be smacking. Sweet and tart, it will be sure to please. Serve with slices of tart apples and graham crackers.

20 ounces cream cheese

Zest of 3 medium-sized lemons

2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/3 cup sugar

5 graham crackers

Stir cream cheese and sugar together in a medium sized bowl until there are few lumps. Add lemon zest and juice, and combine until smooth. Although it is a sweet cheese ball, the lemon should taste zingy and fresh. Add more lemon juice if you prefer it more tart. Form the lemon and cheese mixture into two round, evenly sized pieces and wrap in wax-coated parchment paper. This cheese mixture is especially soft, so making a perfect ball shape may not be possible until the mixture is chilled completely. Refrigerate for at least three hours or overnight.

Crush graham crackers and put on a plate. Set aside. Form cheese balls into two ball shapes. Roll cheese balls one at a time until the balls are well-coated with crumbs. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Makes 2 balls.
Serves 10 to 12.

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