Cheese Pumpkins

Today your getting a short repost of and old post. I have had a busy weekend and simply too tired to come up with anything else right now so your getting a cheesy recipe.

 Grab a block of cheese and lets make something Cheese Pumpkins. Lawd have mercy! These little boogers are delicious!

They were really easy to make. Other similar recipes tell you to put the dough in the fridge a few hours to firm so its easier to work with but I didn't. I just whooped up a batch and stuck them in the oven. The dough didn't know it was not cold. [smh]. I mean after all, the ingredients had just been in the fridge for days.

Now I’d love to share this spicy little recipe with you. Here it is...

Cheese Pumpkins
1 Cup plain flour
1 Stick butter (softened)
1 Block (1/2lbs) Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Grated)
1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Salt

Preheat oven to 350
Mix flour and butter, then add cheese and seasoning. Mix well.(use your hands).
Pinch off about 2 inch balls and place on ungreased cooking sheet. 
Use a spoon or your thumb and slightly mash each one and place a pecan piece in the center. 
Bake for about 20 minutes or until set.
[Makes about 60].

Here are a few options.

1. You don't have to make pumpkins. You can just make wafers by pressing each ball with a fork and laying a pecan on top.
2. You can also mix chopped pecans in the dough. (I'm going to do this next time because I love the taste of the toasted pecan).
3. You can also make in the shape of sticks then you have the famous cheese straws.

To me, they taste sort of like sausage balls without the sausage but the cayenne pepper makes up for that. wowza! These will be great for fall festivals, Halloween parties and more. 




  1. These look great! I'm going to add them to our Thanksgiving gathering menu

    1. PS - I just shared your recipe on my blog - with credit to you and link to your post. If that's not OK, just let me know and I'll take it down.

  2. How darling, festive and I bet, super delicious!!

  3. MMMMMMMM now this yanks my chain. Love cheese and pecans. the tastes do go together. Looks good too! You are one smart cookie or Cook!

    Sending Love from down near Daytona & Orlando.

  4. Definitely gonna try these!!

  5. They look delicious! I love cheese and those cute pumpkins are just perfect for Fall.
    Have a great week!
    jess xx

  6. They look so cute and good to eat too. : )

  7. These cheese pumpkins look delicious, and the recipe doesn't require pumpkin lol! Thanks for sharing Lisa!

  8. These look amazing, Lisa!! Oh I love anything with cheese, so I'm going to have to add these to my list!