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Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball

Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball

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  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: American


The Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball is the perfect appetizer for any holiday gathering. It’s easy and delicious, which means it’ll be a hit with your guests!

You can serve this sweet treat on crackers or bread slices as well as apples/pears if you like.


  • 8 ounces room temperature cream cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, diced
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped (toasted optional)
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives or parsley, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, shredded cheese, and dried cranberries.
  2. Fold in the diced pecans or walnuts, garlic powder, and fresh parsley or chives.
  3. Use your hands and place the ball on a piece of saran wrap. Roll it into a ball, then put it into the refrigerator until you are ready for serving.
  4. Before serving, you can roll it in diced pecans, walnuts, fresh parsley, or chives.
  5. Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Keywords: Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball