Cranberry Nut Holiday Cheese Ball

Cranberry Nut Holiday Cheese Ball is made with cream cheese, goat or feta cheese, parsley, cranberries and chopped pecans.

 

 

Cranberry Nut Holiday Cheese Ball
 
Cranberry Nut Holiday Cheese Ball
Ingredients
  • 6 oz cream cheese, slightly softened
  • ½-3/4 cup leftover cranberry sauce
  • ½ cup dried cranberries (chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 3-4 Tbsp honey
  • ⅓ cup baking walnuts (finely crushed)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine softened cream cheese with cranberry sauce, cinnamon, and honey.
  2. Using a hand mixer or a fork and some elbow grease, mix well.
  3. Swipe a taste with a cracker or celery stick and add any extra to taste.
  4. When it comes to the walnuts, you have two delicious options. You can keep them on the outside only, as a crunchy, nutty coating with a smooth creamy center or amp up the flavor + texture by mixing extra walnuts into the cranberry cream cheese mixture before shaping your ball. In my opinion, the more walnuts the better! Add anywhere from ⅓ to ½ cup crushed walnuts to the inside of your cheese ball.
  5. Use a silicone spatula to scoop out the cheese mixture and shape into a ball with your hands. If mixture is too soft, place on a large sheet of plastic wrap and squeeze into a ball, then pop it in the fridge to chill until it holds shape.
  6. Place your ball on a sheet of parchment paper or cutting board.
  7. Sprinkle with a little extra cinnamon if you're as cinna-crazy as we are!
  8. Next combine your chopped/crushed walnuts, cranberries, and parsley and press firmly into the cheeseball to coat. Pile it on!
  9. Surround with your favorite extras from the list above and dig in!

 

Cranberry Nut Holiday Cheese Ball is made with cream cheese, goat or feta cheese, parsley, cranberries and chopped pecans.

There’s just something about this creamy, nutty and cinnamon cheese ball that works so perfectly well together. I could spread this on everything from crackers to my morning bagel.

If you dare have any leftovers of this cranberry nut cheese ball, you could use it as a spread for leftover turkey sandwiches.

If you are a cranberry lover, you may also like my Holiday Cranberry Cake Loaf or my Cranberry Sauce Recipe.

 

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