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 Cheeseballl

Easy Cranberry-Pecan Cheese Ball

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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

  • Place the cream cheese, goat cheese, cranberries and orange zest in a bowl and combine thoroughly.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Calories: 173kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 103mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g
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