This easy appetizer cheese ball is made with cream cheese, goat cheese, dried cranberries, fresh orange zest and a coating of toasted pecans.

Easy Cranberry Pecan Cheeseball

This quick-to-fix cranberry cheese ball has the perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors, is easy to prepare in advance, and makes a big hit with guests every time we serve it.

The combination of chèvre (goat cheese) and orange zest lend it a sophisticated blend of flavors that pair well with a variety of beverages.

Try serving with a glass of Prosecco, sparkling rosé, or Sauvignon Blanc, or for beer fans, try a Belgian or Saison ale.

Easy Cranberry-Pecan Cheese Ball

Easy Cranberry-Pecan Cheese Ball

Yield: 8 to 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This easy appetizer cheese ball is made with cream cheese, goat cheese, dried cranberries, fresh orange zest and a coating of toasted pecans.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces goat cheese (chèvre), softened
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 3/4 cup toasted pecans, chopped

Instructions

  1. Place the cream cheese, goat cheese, cranberries and orange zest in a bowl and combine thoroughly.
  2. Scoop the mixture onto a large sheet of plastic wrap and gather the wrap together to form a ball about 4 inches in diameter. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, then unwrap and roll in the toasted pecans.
  3. The cheese ball can either be served at this point or re-wrapped and refrigerated for up to 3 days. Serve with crackers or thin slices of toasted baguette.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 23mg Sodium: 103mg Carbohydrates: 12g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g
Note: Nutrition information is estimated and may vary from your actual results.