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jalapeno cranberry cheese ball

a recipe by
Jill Cooks
Sunshine state, FL

I serve this for New Years Eve appetizer. It always goes over very well.

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Ingredients For jalapeno cranberry cheese ball

  • 1 lb. cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1 or 2 jalapenos, seeded, chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

How To Make jalapeno cranberry cheese ball

  • 1
    Cook the cranberries in 1/2 cup of water in microwave for 1 minute, drain and cool.
  • 2
    In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, orange juice concentrate, zest and cinnamon on medium speed until fluffy. Add chopped cranberries, jalapeno, and walnuts. Stir into cheese mixture. Chill. Shape into a ball.
  • 3
    Serve with favorite crackers.