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Ingredients

3 cups broken pecans
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
8-ounce can crushed pineapple (juice pack), drained
1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Spread pecans in shallow baking pan and bake in 350 degree oven for 7 - 10 minutes or till toasted. Cool. Coarsely chop 1 cup of the toasted nuts and set aside. Chop remaining nuts till ground. In food processor or mixing bowl combine ground nuts, cream cheese, pineapple, red pepper, onion, and seasoned salt. Process or beat till well blended. Cover and chill at least 3 hours or overnight. Shape in one large ball or two smaller balls. Roll in the coarsely chopped nuts. Wrap and chill till serving time. Serve with crackers and/or bite size fresh vegetables. (Can also be frozen. Then thaw 24 hours in fridge)

Marion Elizabeth Erickson, Rock Island



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