Pumpkin Cheese Ball

My friends all talk about how much they LOVE Gooseberry Patch cookbooks so I decided to, “join the club”!! I love fall and everything about it so I decided to buy the Homemade Harvert cookbook!
One of the first recipes I made out of it was the Pumpkin Cheese ball! It was very yummy and simple!
Start by adding the cream cheese and chive and onion cream cheese to a bowl and mix together.
add the paprika and cayenne pepper, mix.
  add the cheese
The recipe made a lot so I split it in two.
wrap and place in the fridge.
Shape mixture and top with broccoli stalk. Serve with crackers! Yum!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Gooseberry Patch Pumpkin Cheeseball

Gooseberry Patch Pumpkin Cheeseball


  • 2 8-oz. pkgs. extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8-oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 8-oz. container chive and onion cream cheese, softened
  • 2 t. paprika
  • ½ t. cayenne pepper
  • 1 stalk broccoli, top removed
  • Assorted crackers


  1. Combine all ingredients except broccoli and crackers.
  2. Shape mixture to resemble a pumpkin.
  3. Trim broccoli stalk and press lightly into the top of the pumpkin for a stem.
  4. Use a knife to make vertical lines down the sides of the cheese ball.
  5. Serve with crackers.


About Liz

I’m a dairy cattle showing, wine loving, cake baking, wife and mommy navigating the world of friend’s bridal and baby showers while living & loving life on the farm.


  1. I was going to make a Martha Stewart cheese ball I have made for years tomorrow but I think I’ll change it up and make this one instead. It’s more practical & looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing.

  2. This looks great! Welcome to the club;) You picked a great one to start your collection:)

  3. wow, that looks SO good and festive too :)

  4. Yay, we’re so glad you took the plunge and joined the club…Homemade Harvest is a great book to start your collection. :)

    If you haven’t already, stop by our blog (www.gooseberrypatch.typepad.com) and find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/gooseberrypatch) for even more Gooseberry Patch goodies!

    Hope to see you there!

  5. Karen Ward-Cox says:

    This is my all time favourite cookbook. Now to actually get my own copy instead of continuously getting it out of the public library…

  6. Hiya! I was going through an onld GBP linky on my blog and saw your post. What a cute idea shaping it into a pumpkin.

    I’m your newest GFC follower. Cute blog and i’m off to look around more. Stop over and say HI! I have a GBP giveaway going on right now and will have more soon.

    xoxo Susie

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