Jalapeno Cranberry Cheese Ball

Jalapeno Cranberry Cheese Ball Recipe

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Jill Cooks


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


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

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About Jalapeno Cranberry Cheese Ball

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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