The holiday season is about family and creating memories. I can’t have any big gatherings due to the current circumstance. I decided to have a movie night with my loved ones while enjoying cheese and wine.
One of my friends from my book club has shared her onion-cranberry-pecan cheese recipe with me. Tonight, I decided to give it a try and spice it up with some pepper flakes. It was the highlight of my cheese board.
This is what you need to make your own onion-cranberry-pecan cheese ball
8 oz cream cheese softened
2 cups mozzarella shredded cheese
¼ cup green onion shredded
1 cup craisins
1 cup pecans chopped and toasted
¼ chopped parsley (I used parsley flakes)
¼ tsp pepper flakes
Leave the cream cheese out for about 1 hr.
Stir together the cream cheese and the mozzarella shredded cheese until they are evenly combined.
Mix the Craisins, green onions, parsley, and pepper flakes. Form the cheese into a ball.
Spread the pecan in a sheet.
Roll the cheese ball on the pecans until it’s completely coated with pecans.
Cover the cheese ball in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 6 hours before serving.
This cheese ball will be the center of my cheese platter.
Wherever you are, be safe, be well, and Happy Holiday Season!
What a great idea to make your own cheese ball – it looks good 🙂
It was so good, Renata.
Looks easy and fun to make!
Easy, fun to make and delicious.
Woo wow so yummy cheese ball recipe I really want to try. Thanks for sharing
You are welcome, Angela!
YUM! That is absolutely perfect for the holidays!
It sure is.
I would love to try this recipe! It looks so delicious! Yummy!
It is delicious and easy to make, Kim.
This looks like an easy to make, BIG winner for parties at my house!
I agree, Bri!
You got me at spicy I love the combination with the nuts, and of course, cheese is my guilty pleasure. Nice appetizer and cheese board!
Same here, thank you!
The perfect Christmas aperitif, I also tend to prefer cheese on these occasions!
I am a cheese lover and I have to say that this looks amazing and easy enough for me to do (I am not a great chef, hehe). I will definitely give it a try. Thank you for sharing this.
I am not a great chef, but it’s so fun when I make something delicious and I tell myself, you are a chef in your own kitchen!
You just hit it dear. My son loves cheese balls and I always buy them online. Now I can prepare at home. So glad you shared the recipe.
Homemade is always better!
What a wonderful idea! Just like you, we also can’t afford to go out and attend gatherings due to the pandemic. So, this is really a great way to make the night special. Super love your glasses. So festive and perfect for the season.
Thank you, Clarice. I try to bring the experience in, and frankly, it’s amazing!
I have never tried making a cheese ball! This is perfect as a Christmas appetizer.
It sure is, Angeline!
This looks so amazing! I just love cheese balls, so I can’t wait to try this.
You are going to love it, Amber!
Love veggie recipes. Looks yum and healthy! Will def try them
Next time, I will add veggies!
This looks so delicous! I am not a big fan of cheese (I know weird) but this does look good!
It was so good, Heidi!
I am totally drawn to anything that is sweet and spicy. I can’t wait to try this recipe on New Year’s Eve
Same for me, Renee!
Nice! I love cheese, and I could eat a whole plate of them!
These sound really yummy. I love the mix of sweet and spicy. I have to give these a go myself.
There is something so delicious about mixing sweet and spicy.
Oh! That’s my type of a snack for a home party! Looks delicious, but still easy to prepare. My friends would love it! 🙂
I am sure, they will.
I have to say I have never made a cheese ball before. I’m glad your friend shared her recipe with you.
I am glad she did too.
What a nice idea for a homemade cheeseball! It complements the cheese platter too!
It sure did!
Yum! Sweet and spicy!! Right up my alley! It looks like I’ll have to try this for the holidays! I love cheeseballs!!
I do too!
I can’t help staring at your spread, which is perfect for an evening of Netflix marathon, with wine and a good companion. Amazing and you did an awesome job 🙂
Netflix, cheese, and wine are my favorite pass time!
looks pretty nice! I think I would love to try it and enjoy it as well
Go for it.
Wow! I actually wasn’t expecting anything like this when I heard the name cheese ball I was thinking of something that resembled a snack from Cheetos but this is just next level stuff.
That’s way better than cheetos!
I have been seeing a lot of these cheeseball creations for grazing platters. I didn’t know that it was so easy to make one!
They are easy and fun to make.
This looks so good – like something I would gladly jettison my diet regime for 😁
Once in a while, you can, Seyi.
Cheeseballs are my favorite! I just love making them at home too!
They are my favorite too.
Your cheese platter looks beautiful and that cheeseball definitely looks delicious.
Thank you, it was!
The cheese ball looks so delicious, it is definitely the center piece of the cheese platter. I can imagine your guests were very happy tasting it.
We enjoyed it.
I love it covered in pecans!
I like the idea of making my own cheese balls, thanks for the inspiration! Yours looks and sounds delicious!
Thank you, it was delicious and fun to make!
I have never tried making a cheeseball, but this sounds delicious. This would be fun to make for the holidays!
This looks amazing Marjie, I love the pecans
I do too, Rochelle!
This looks yummy and something easy to do. I have not tried it myself but this makes me want to try it. Thank you for sharing!
You will love it.
This looks delicious and so easy! I love your cheeseboard and glasses, they make a festive design!
ohh woow….my mama loves cheese, am gonna making this with your recipe to surprise her this weekend. thanks! cheers, siennylovesdrawing
I am positive that she will love it.
I love your grazing plate! I am planning to make something like this over the holidays. Will include your recipe too. I hope I can make it successfully too.
I am sure, you will!
pecan are quite expensive here….i might try peanut with the same recipe….lets see what will be the outcome
I am sure peanut will be as delicious as pecans.
Your cheese tray kooks amazing! I have always wanted to make one of these but we haven’t had any gatherings in a while. I will pin this for in the future.
I haven’t had any gathering, but I have come to realize gathering with my husband and 2 daughters is the best.
This is a tasty and spicy cheese ball! Thanks for sharing.
You are welcome, Lisa!
I love cheese and anything that is spicy… So these are going to be my favorite. I will just skip the sweet part!
Same here, Monidipa!
This looks extremely yummy. I’m definitely pinning it so that I can make them for later.
Go for it!
I never have eaten or even made a cheese ball but this looks delicious! I want to make one like this at the next get-together with friends!