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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  • 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

How to Make Cranberry Orange Cheese Ball w/ Caramelized Pecans

About Cranberry Orange Cheese Ball w/ Caramelized Pecans

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

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