Cranberry Orange Cheese Ball

This recipe is PERFECT for the holidays! Packed with delicious seasonal flavor, this appetizer is absolutely delicious and super simple to make! It will quickly become a new favorite

Cranberry Orange Cheese Ball... This recipe is PERFECT for the holidays! Packed with delicious seasonal flavor, this appetizer is absolutely delicious and super simple to make! It will quickly become a new favorite!

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and happy holidays! It has been so fun to just take a break and spend time with family. I adore my family :) Can you believe 2016 is in just a few short days?! It is so hard for me to even fathom another new year is here. It seems like just yesterday it was the first day of 2015 and I was making and setting new goals for the new year. The days are flying by, almost too quickly.

New Years is one of my FAVORITE Holidays! I love the idea of starting clean, fresh, anew. I also love ALL the yummy appetizers! My husband adores cream cheese, so he gets pretty excited to see the menu line up each year.

As I was pondering some new appetizer ideas, it dawned on me to make this Cranberry Orange Cheese Ball. The flavor is perfect for this time of year and it tastes like perfection! The craisins provide such a wonderful pop of color and texture while the orange gives it such a refreshing taste.

If you are looking for a fun, delicious and unique appetizer, then give this one a try! It is sure to be a huge hit!

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Cranberry Orange Cheese Ball
 
This recipe is PERFECT for the holidays! Packed with delicious seasonal flavor, this appetizer is absolutely delicious and super simple to make! It will quickly become a new favorite!
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Ingredients
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup craisins
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 Tablespoon orange juice
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
Coating
  • 1 cup chopped candied pecans
  • ½ cup craisins
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest
Instructions
  1. Stir softened cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Stir in craisins, orange zest, orange juice and powdered sugar until well combined.
  3. Set bowl in fridge and allow to firm up for about 10 minutes or just long enough to be able to form a ball.
  4. Roll into a cream cheese mixture into a ball and place on a plate or tray and place in freezer to soft set for 10 minutes.
  5. While cheese ball is soft setting, combine coating ingredients onto a large tray or plate. Roll cheese ball into the topping ingredients to coat on the outside completely.
  6. Cover with saran wrap and store in fridge until ready to serve.
  7. Serve with crackers.

Enjoy!

Cranberry Orange Cheese Ball... This recipe is PERFECT for the holidays! Packed with delicious seasonal flavor, this appetizer is absolutely delicious and super simple to make! It will quickly become a new favorite!

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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  1. Roxana

    This cheese ball definitely would be a hit in my household - it's beautiful, and I'm a big fan of cranberries, orange and pecans together! Awesome job!

  2. Amanda

    5

    I made this cheese ball for Thanksgiving and it was amazing! It was a big hit with family and friends who asked for the recipe. I plan to make it next year as well.

  3. Amber

    Just made this and instead of making one big ball I made small bite sized balls. I'll add pretzel sticks tomorrow right before eating. Great recipe!!