Jack O Lantern Cheese Ball
2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 C. solid pack pumpkin
1/4 C. pineapple preserves
1/4 t. ground allspice
1/4 t. ground nutmeg
1 large Pretzel rod -- broken in half
4 oz. cream cheese
Dark rye bread
Black olive slices
Beat cheeses, pumpkin, preserves and spices in medium bowl until smooth. Cover refrigerate 2-3 hours until cheese is firm enough to shape.
Shape mixture into round pumpkin, place on serving
plate. Using a knife, score vertical lines down pumpkin. Place pretzel rod in
top for stem. Cut bread into triangles for eyes, cut red pepper into triangle ,
for nose, and cut olives in half to make the mouth. Surround with parsley.