10 ounces cream cheese
zest if one large lemon
4 teaspoons tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
dash of vanilla extract
3 graham crackers
graham crackers/fresh fruit for serving
Stir cream cheese and sugar together in a medium sized bowl until well blended. Add lemon zest, juice and vanilla extract and combine until smooth. Although it is a sweet cheese ball, the lemon should taste zingy and fresh. Add more lemon juice if you prefer it more tart. **Next time I will add 1 or 2 more teaspoons.
Form the lemon and cheese mixture into round ball on plastic wrap and wrap up. This cheese mixture is especially soft, so making a perfect ball shape may not be possible until the mixture is chilled completely. Refrigerate for at least three hours or overnight.
Crush graham crackers and put on a plate. Set aside. Form cheese ball again. Roll until well-coated with crumbs. Refrigerate until ready to use.
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