This delicious Cranberry Cheese Ball Recipe is so easy to make and would be a perfect appetizer for a Valentine’s Day party! This cranberry spread is so good and has such a great taste, that everyone will be asking for the recipe. You can serve almost anything along with the dip too! Such as pretzels, crackers or graham crackers, the possibilities are endless. Be sure to try this Cranberry Cheese Ball Recipe for any parties or showers you may be hosting soon, you will not be disappointed!
- 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
- 8 oz sharp white cheddar, shredded
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 Tbsp cranberry jelly or jam
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
- 1 5-oz. bag dried cranberries (about a cup and a half)
- Assorted crackers for serving
- Mix cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Add cheddar, milk, cranberry jelly, salt and pecans then continue mixing until well combined.
- Stir in dried cranberries.
- Line a small round bowl with plastic wrap then spoon cheese mixture into bowl. Press cheese firmly into bowl.
- Bring plastic up and over the top of cheese and gather to shape cheese into a ball.
- Seal ball with more plastic if necessary to completely cover then refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
- Once it firms up you will be able to easily shape it into a perfect ball.
- When ready to serve, remove cheese ball (in plastic) from the bowl.
- Keeping cheese ball wrapped in the plastic, use hands to shape into a ball.
- When the cheese ball is perfectly round, place in bowl or plate and serve with crackers.
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