A duo of cheeses—cream cheese and cheddar—are blended with cranberries and port, shaped in a ball and rolled in chopped pecans. This classic appetizer spread is topped with a drizzle of maple syrup as the finishing touch.
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Original recipe yields 16 Servings
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1 cup Philadelphia Cream Cheese Product
2 cups Cracker Barrel Shredded Old Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 Tbsp. port wine
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup maple syrup
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How do I make it ?
Mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese, cranberries and wine until well blended; cover. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Shape into ball or other desired shape just before serving; coat with pecans. Place on serving plate; drizzle with syrup.
Serve with Christie Crackers and an assortment of cut-up fresh vegetables, such as carrot and celery sticks.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
At 16 servings, this tasty cheese ball is a perfect choice to serve at your next party.
Decorated Christmas Tree
Prepare cheese mixture as directed; drop by spoonfuls onto small platter in triangular shape. Smooth with spatula to resemble Christmas tree shape. Add a few pretzel sticks for tree trunk and chopped red, green and yellow peppers for tree decorations.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Total fat 12 g
Saturated fat 6 g
Cholesterol 25 mg
Sodium 150 mg
Total carbohydrate 8 g
Dietary fibre 1 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 4 g
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.