This Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball is a festive appetizer for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's Eve! So easy to make, and tastes great!

Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball

 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 (8oz) packages cream cheese, cold
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, chopped (for better distribution)
  • 1/2 cup 3 to 4 sliced green onions
  • 1 cup (4oz) shredded white cheddar cheese

Coating:

  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/3 cup parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Using an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese with the dried cranberries and green onions. Add the shredded white cheddar cheese and mix until incorporated. 
  2. Scrape mixture out onto a large piece of plastic wrap. Use the plastic wrap to shape the cream cheese mixture into a ball.
  3. Combine coating ingredients onto a large plate. Roll the ball into the coating ingredients until covered completely. Serve immediately with crackers or refrigerate several hours to overnight for more flavor. Store in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

- Chopping the cranberries distributes them better and releases more flavor in the cheese ball. I highly recommend.

*Recipe altered from Real Housemoms

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