This Cranberry Orange Cheese Ball is bursting with craisins and has a fresh orange flavor. Candied pecans on the outside make it simply delightful with any type of cracker!
With just five ingredients, this cheese ball couldn’t be more simple. Plus, it can be made ahead of time, so it cuts down on last minute party stress. Always a bonus in my book.
This cheese ball is slightly sweet, which I thought was a perfect compliment to the salty crackers. With pretty dried cranberries and a hint of orange in every bite, it is perfect for holiday gatherings.
The candied pecans on the outside of the cheeseball make it extra scrumptious. I made my own, and it was much easier than I thought it would be. They are so tasty it is hard to stop snacking on them! Of course, if you are really in a hurry, you can buy pecans.
Here’s a tip I use for all my cheese ball recipes. To make it easier to roll into a ball, I like to press the mixture into a bowl lined with plastic wrap. Fold up the edges of the plastic wrap, then chill for an hour or two.
As it chills, it will harden up enough that you can roll it up a bit while still in the plastic wrap. Then just peel it off and roll it in the pecans. I like to chop my nuts, then roll the cheese ball into the nuts while they are still on the cutting board. One less dish to wash. 🙂
Orange and cranberry is a classic flavor combination, and it shines in this simple cheese ball. People can’t seem to get enough of it, so if you have a large crowd you may want to double the recipe!
If you love this great holiday appetizer, you’ll enjoy these too!
- Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites
- Sausage Dip
- Roasted Almonds
- Knorr Spinach Dip
- Ranch Bacon Cheese Ball Bites
- Pimento Cheese Ball
- Easy Bacon Wrapped Bread Bites
- Chili Cheese Dip
- Cheesy Bacon Dip
- Almond Dip
Orange Cranberry Cheese Ball
- Recipe was originally shared at I Heart Naptime. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn a small amount from your purchase, no cost to you.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
- Recipe was originally shared at I Heart Naptime.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn a small amount from your purchase, no cost to you.