How to Make a Spring Thyme Cheese Ball

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Celebrate Spring this year with a delicious cheese ball. Quick and easy to put together, it's guaranteed to impress your guests!

Prepare the Ingredients

Let the cream cheese come to room temperature. Wash and chop the fresh parsley and onions. Slice and fry the bacon until crispy. Chop the pecans.

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Make the Cheese Ball

In a medium sized bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, pimento, 1/4 cup parsley, onion, salt and pepper.

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Stir to combine.

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Add shredded cheddar and Swiss cheeses.

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Stir again.

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Fold in about half of the bacon.

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Turn out the mixture onto plastic wrap, fold over and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least two hours, or overnight.

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Create the "Nest"

In a small bowl, mix reserved chopped parsley, chopped pecans, and remaining bacon. Spread out over a piece of plastic wrap.

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Scoop out the center of the cheese ball and reserve the part you remove. Shape the ball into a nest.

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Pat the topping on the surface of the cheese ball.

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Shape the reserved cheese into "eggs," roll in poppy seeds, and place in the center of the nest.

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Arrange thyme sprigs around the top edge of the nest. Push the ends into the cheese to anchor each sprig.

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Arrange vegetables and vegetables, and serve slightly chilled.

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