Historic Lynchburg Spicy Pumpkin Cheese Ball
With a mixer, blend 16 ounces room-temperature cream cheese with 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
4 Tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
3 tablespoons minced onion
2 tablespoons of your favorite salsa
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon minced jalapeño pepper
1 teaspoon Historic Lynchburg Jalapeño Pepper Sauce
1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Spice.
After mixing scoop onto plastic wrap and use the wrap to form the mixture into a 5-inch pumpkin-shaped ball; chill at least 2 hours. To serve, unwrap, roll in finely crushed nacho-flavored tortilla chips and press a bell pepper stem into the top. Serve as shown.
Makes a great Halloween or Holiday hors devours.