Apple-Cheddar Cheeseball | CelebrateMORE.com

Apple-Cheddar Cheeseball

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Serving Size: about 1/4 cup cheeseball

Calories per serving: 364

Fat per serving: 27g

Saturated fat per serving: 9g

Carbs per serving: 20g

Protein per serving: 9g

Fiber per serving: 1g

Sugar per serving: 5g

Sodium per serving: 441mg

Cholesterol per serving: 55mg

Apple-Cheddar Cheeseball

Ingredients

  • 2 Packages (8 Oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 Packages (8 Oz. each) Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Large Granny Smith Apple, cored, 1/2 finely chopped and 1/2 thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Walnuts, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 4 Rubber Bands
  • 1/2 (13.7 Oz.) Box RITZ Crackers, 1/2 cup finely crushed
  • 1 Cup Homestyle Pretzels
  • 2 Fresh Curly Parsley Leaves

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, stir cheeses, chopped apple, walnuts, chives, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika; cover with plastic wrap and freeze 20 minutes.
  2. Lay 2 (20-inch-long) pieces of plastic wrap on work surface with long edges overlapping by 2 inches; place cheese mixture in center of plastic wrap. Wrap cheese mixture with plastic wrap to form a ball; place rubber bands, 1 1/2 inches apart, around cheeseball, overlapping on the top and bottom of the cheeseball to form a pumpkin shape. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
  3. Remove rubber bands and plastic wrap; press crushed crackers onto outside of cheeseball. Place cheeseball on serving platter; insert 1 pretzel through top of cheeseball to create "stem" and garnish with parsley to create "leaves."
  4. Serve cheeseball with remaining sliced apples, whole crackers and pretzels.

Notes

Serving size includes about 1/4 cup cheeseball, 2 apple slices, 3 crackers, 4 pretzels.

 

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