Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball

Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball

Make this elegant and colorful appetizer for your next dinner and your guests' mouths will be too full to thank you.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 large ball (or multiple smaller ones)


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded (About 8 oz)
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped


  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together cheeses and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Add 1/4 cup chopped pecans and 1/4 cup dried cranberries. Continue mixing until well combined.
  • Remove mixture from bow and shape into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • On a large plate or cutting board, spread out remaining chopped pecans, cranberries, and parsley. Roll chilled cheese ball over mixture to evenly coat.
  • Serve, or cover and return to fridge until ready to serve. Can be stored overnight.