Cranberry Nut Cheese Ball


What better way to impress your party guests than with this cranberry nut cheese ball. This tasty crowd-pleasing cheese ball comes together in under 20 minutes, is self-serve, and doesn’t require anything fancy. Serve it with some fresh New York apples and your guests will be sure to come back for seconds…and thirds!

  • Serving Size
    0.5 cup
  • Yields
  • Prep Time
    15 mins
  • Total Time
    15 mins

Nutrition Facts

  • KCal: 192kal
  • Carbs: 18g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Sodium: 122mg
  • Cholesterol 41mg
  • Potassium 60mg
  • Sugar 14g
  • Vitamin A 510IU
  • Calcium 39mg
  • Iron 0.3mg


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup white sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup dried cranberries chopped and divided
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped and toasted (optional)
  • ¾ cup apple, ¼" dice
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • ½ tsp garlic powder


  1. To toast pecans: Preheat oven to 375F. Place chopped pecans on a baking tray and bake for 5 minutes or until aromatic. Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, cheddar cheese, half the toasted pecans, ½ cup dried cranberries, apples, parsley, and garlic powder until well combined.
  3. Place mixture in the center of a piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper and cover completely with wrap while forming it into a ball shape. Place in fridge until ready to serve.
  4. Just before serving, combine remaining ½ cup pecans,½ dried cranberries, and 2 tablespoons parsley on a flat surface or cutting board. Unwrap the ball and roll in cranberry-pecan mixture.
  5. Serve with fresh apple slices.

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