Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball Recipe: A Creamy, Tart, Sweet & Crunchy Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipe by 30Seconds Food

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Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball Recipe: A Creamy, Tart, Sweet & Crunchy Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipe

This easy appetizer recipe covers all the bases: creamy, tart, sweet and crunchy. Serve this addictive pecan and cranberry cheese ball recipe with crackers or pretzels and get ready for the recipe requests.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (white or yellow)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, chopped (divided)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (divided)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • chopped fresh chives, for garnish (optional)

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, half the pecans, half the cranberries and garlic powder. Shape the mixture into a ball and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. When ready to serve, roll the cheese ball in the remaining pecans and cranberries. Garnish with chives. 

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Wow, this looks absolutely perfect. So festive and delish!
Yummy combination of flavors...

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