MIX cream cheese and Cheddar cheese in medium bowl until well blended. Stir in cherries and pumpkin pie spice.
SHAPE into ball; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
ROLL in pecans just before serving. Serve as a spread with the crackers.
KRAFT KITCHENS TIPS
Savor every bite of this tasty spread. Each 2-Tbsp. serving goes a long way on flavor.
Italian Cheese Ball
Prepare as directed, substituting 1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese for the Cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup sliced drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes for the cherries and 1/2 tsp. each Italian seasoning and garlic powder for the pumpkin pie spice.
RECIPE COURTESY OF KRAFT FOODS