This Low Carb, Keto Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball is a guilt-free, flavorful appetizer for your holiday party. Freshly cooked country ham, toasted coconut, monk fruit, pineapple extract, roasted red peppers, chives, freshly shredded cheddar cheese and hot sauce all come together for a salty, sweet, spicy (low carb) spin on a traditional Hawaiian cheese ball. #farmsteadchic #cliftyfarm #ketocheeseball #lowcarbcheeseball #ketoappetizer #lowcarbappetizer

Low Carb, Keto Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball


This Low Carb, Keto Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball is a guilt-free, flavorful appetizer for your holiday party. Freshly cooked country ham, toasted coconut, monk fruit, pineapple extract, roasted red peppers, chives, freshly shredded cheddar cheese and hot sauce all come together for a salty, sweet, spicy (low carb) spin on a traditional Hawaiian cheese ball.

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This Low Carb, Keto Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball is a guilt-free, flavorful appetizer for your holiday party. Freshly cooked country ham, toasted coconut, monk fruit, pineapple extract, roasted red peppers, chives, freshly shredded cheddar cheese and hot sauce all come together for a salty, sweet, spicy (low carb) spin on a traditional Hawaiian cheese ball. #farmsteadchic #cliftyfarm #ketocheeseball #lowcarbcheeseball #ketoappetizer #lowcarbappetizer

Any time I go to an office party or a holiday pot luck, I head straight for the cheese ball. Forget the desserts and cocktails, this girl loves her cheese. Specifically, a Hawaiian cheese ball with ham, pineapple and coconut. Unfortunately, pineapple is pretty much a no-go on the keto diet. 

This Low Carb, Keto Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball is a guilt-free, flavorful appetizer for your holiday party. Freshly cooked country ham, toasted coconut, monk fruit, pineapple extract, roasted red peppers, chives, freshly shredded cheddar cheese and hot sauce all come together for a salty, sweet, spicy (low carb) spin on a traditional Hawaiian cheese ball. #farmsteadchic #cliftyfarm #ketocheeseball #lowcarbcheeseball #ketoappetizer #lowcarbappetizer

This Low Carb, Keto Cheese Ball is made with pineapple extract, so you still get that tropical vibe without all the carbs. The sweetness of the roasted red peppers balance nicely with the savory, salty ham, and toasted coconut brings a lot of depth and a little crunch. 

This Low Carb, Keto Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball is a guilt-free, flavorful appetizer for your holiday party. Freshly cooked country ham, toasted coconut, monk fruit, pineapple extract, roasted red peppers, chives, freshly shredded cheddar cheese and hot sauce all come together for a salty, sweet, spicy (low carb) spin on a traditional Hawaiian cheese ball. #farmsteadchic #cliftyfarm #ketocheeseball #lowcarbcheeseball #ketoappetizer #lowcarbappetizer

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This Low Carb, Keto Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball is a guilt-free, flavorful appetizer for your holiday party. Freshly cooked country ham, toasted coconut, monk fruit, pineapple extract, roasted red peppers, chives, freshly shredded cheddar cheese and hot sauce all come together for a salty, sweet, spicy (low carb) spin on a traditional Hawaiian cheese ball. #farmsteadchic #cliftyfarm #ketocheeseball #lowcarbcheeseball #ketoappetizer #lowcarbappetizer

Low Carb, Keto Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball

  • Author: Kristi Barnes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 80 minutes (incl. 60 minutes chill time)
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Low Carb, Keto Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball is a guilt-free, flavorful appetizer for your holiday party. Freshly cooked country ham, toasted coconut, monk fruit, pineapple extract, roasted red peppers, chives, freshly shredded cheddar cheese and hot sauce all come together for a salty, sweet, spicy (low carb) spin on a traditional Hawaiian cheese ball.


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Beat cream cheese in a mixing bowl on medium speed until creamy.
  2. Add powdered monk fruit blend and beat until mixed well. Stir in pineapple extract and mix again.
  3. Warm coconut in a nonstick pan over medium-high heat until toasted and fragrant, stirring constantly 2-3 minutes.
  4. Move 1/2 c. of the coconut to the bowl with the cream cheese mixture. Reserve the remainder in another dish for the topping.
  5. Add ham and stir until cooked through, about 4-6 minutes. Add to bowl with cream cheese.
  6. Add roasted red peppers and mix everything well.
  7. Sprinkle in cheddar cheese while stirring to keep it from clumping until all is incorporated.
  8. Stir in 2 tbsp. chives.
  9. Add hot sauce and freshly cracked black pepper to taste.
  10. Spread out a large piece of cling wrap. Scoop cheese mixture onto the cling wrap, and form a ball.
  11. Chill for 30 minutes. Peel back the cling wrap, and reshape. Chill an additional 30 minutes.
  12. While the cheese ball is chilling, make the crust. Mix chopped pecans, remaining 1 tbsp. minced fresh chives and reserved toasted shredded coconut.
  13. Remove ball from cling wrap once chilled and roll in pecan mixture until covered well.
  14. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • If you aren’t planning to serve the cheese ball immediately, wait to roll it in the pecan mixture so the crust will be fresh and crunchy.
  • Serve with some yummy keto veggies like cucumber slices and bell pepper slices.

 

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I am not a nutritional expert or medical professional. Nutritional information for my recipes are provided as a courtesy and are only an approximation. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any nutritional information provided for any recipe on this site. Erythritol and monk fruit carbs are not included in the nutritional information as they have been shown to have a low impact on blood sugar. Those with Diabetes or other health-related issues may need to calculate net carbs differently. If you need help managing or calculating carbs, ask your doctor or dietician for guidance. Net carbs provided are the total carbs less fiber and sugar alcohols. For the most accurate nutritional information, please calculate with your own specific ingredients using a program like Carb Manager or My Fitness Pal.

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