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Cheddar Cheese Ball


Covered with poppy seeds, this ebony-and-orange cheese ball makes a scrumptious Halloween party snack.

  • Servings: 15

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2005


  • 1 1/4 pounds extra-sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup dry sherry
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup poppy seeds


  1. Process all ingredients except poppy seeds in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl lined with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

  2. Unmold onto a plate. Press poppy seeds evenly over surface, rounding top.

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