Cranberry Orange Cheese Ball w/ Caramelized Pecans

Leah Stacey


A long time ago I ate a cranberry cheese ball that I had made from a mix that I bought. I loved it! Well I have no way of getting that mix anymore, so I came up with my own recipe. It is sweet and tart. This isn't your average cheese ball! You will love to serve this at your next holiday gathering!

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Set the tone for your holiday festivities with this delicious - and pretty! - appetizer. Part dip, part dessert, you will love the reaction you get when your guests set eyes on this lovely creation.


1 c
dried cranberries, chopped
1/4 c
frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
16 oz
cream cheese, softened to room temp
1/4 c
confectioners' sugar


3/4 c
pecans, coarsely chopped
1 Tbsp
2 Tbsp

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About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers, Spreads
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Fall Food
Other Tag: Quick & Easy