Mysterious Cheese Ball
1 8-ounce package of cream cheese, at room temperature.
1-1/2 Tablespoon sour cream
1/3 Cup small-sliced green onions
1/4 Cup chopped raisins
1/2 Cup chopped peanuts
1/4 Cup ‘Bac-Os” bacon bits
1-1/4 Teaspoon curry powder
1/4 -1/3 Cup apricot jam
1 Bunch fresh parsley (optional)
Using a mixer, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, raisins, peanuts, Baco-Os, green onion and curry powder. Make sure it’s thoroughly mixed, but be careful to not overmix it.
Shape into a ball and place on a serving platter.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.
Just before serving, cover with a light layer of jam.
If garnishing with fresh parsley, wash and dry the parsley. Remove most of the stems and toss. In a food processor, pulse the remaining parsley leaves until they are minced. Lightly sprinkle on the cheese ball. Store any remaining parsley in a covered container in the refrigerator for future use.
Serve with crackers.
This recipe can easily be doubled.