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Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball

What better way to impress your family and guests this holiday season than with this festive cranberry pecan chive and garlic loaded cheese ball. This tasty crowd-pleasing cheese ball comes together in under 20 minutes, is self-serve, and doesn’t require anything fancy. Serve it with a box of crackers and your done! 

Course Appetizer
Keyword appetizer, cheese ball, christmas, cranberry, holiday, log, pecan, recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 192 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup white sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup dried cranberries chopped and divided
  • 1 cup Fisher’s Nuts pecans chopped and toasted *optional
  • 1/4 cup chives or green onions chopped
  • ½ tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  1. To Toast Pecans: Pre-heat oven to 375F. Place chopped pecans on a baking tray and bake for 5 minutes or until aromatic. Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, cheddar cheese, ½ toasted pecans, ½ cup dried cranberries, chive or green onion, and garlic powder until well combined.
  3. Place mixture in the center of a piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper and cover completely with wrap while forming it into a ball shape. Place in fridge until ready to serve.
  4. Just before serving, combine remaining ½ cup pecans, ½ dried cranberries, and 2 tablespoon chives on a flat surface or cutting board. Unwrap the ball and roll in cranberry-pecan mixture.
  5. Serve with crackers, pita chips, pretzels, carrots or celery.

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Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 122mg 5%
Potassium 60mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 14g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 10.2%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 1.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.