Savory Pumpkin Cheeseball

Photo by Denise Walburg of Fustini’s


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces colby cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup solid pack pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup green onion, diced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Fustini’s Sicilian Lemon balsamic
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • dash red pepper
  • 1/4 cup dried apricot
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1 Tablespoon candied ginger
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup toasted sunflower or pumpkin seeds


Step 1

Place apricots, raisins, and ginger in a food processor and chop coarsely. Remove from processor.

Step 2

Add green onion and shallot into the processor, then blend slightly.  

Step 3 

Add cheeses, spices, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and pumpkin. Process everything until fully combined. 

Step 4 

Once creamed, add the fruit mixture back in by hand.   

Step 5 

Spoon onto an 18-inch plastic wrap square and pull the corners up to form a ball.  

Step 6 

Chill for 1 – 2 hours. Remove from plastic wrap and roll in seeds before serving. 

Denise Walburg, director of corporate marketing at Fustini’s

Courtesy of Denise Walburg,
director of corporate marketing at Fustini’s