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PHILLY Maple Nut Cheese Ball

"A classic cheese ball laced with dried cranberries and port wine."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 154 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings

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  1. Mix cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, cranberries and wine until well blended; cover. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  2. Shape into ball or other desired shape just before serving; coat with pecans. Place on serving plate; drizzle with syrup.
  3. Serve with Christie Crackers and an assortment of cut-up fresh vegetables, such as carrot and celery sticks.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 154 calories; 11.9 g fat; 8.5 g carbohydrates; 4.6 g protein; 31 mg cholesterol; 161 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I thought this sounded like it wouldn't be very good, but I tried it at a party and it was great so I got the recipe and made one for a holiday party and it was the most talked about dish of the...

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I was not impressed with this recipe or the results. I had high expectations but found the port wine to be overwhelming and the syrup to be a strange addition. It was too complex for what should...

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I thought this sounded like it wouldn't be very good, but I tried it at a party and it was great so I got the recipe and made one for a holiday party and it was the most talked about dish of the...

Fantastic recipe! I used 3 tbs of port instead of 2, and added the maple syrup while mixing everything else with the cheese. I also finely chopped up the cranberries before adding, for better ...

I wasn't sure how a sweet cheese ball would go over with the usual crowd since I often make a savory c.b. with garlic or ranch seasonings. I didn't have the port wine, but used the remaining in...

Really good. I mixed the syrup in with the cheese. Go easy on the syrup however, more than the recipe calls for would make it too sweet. I shaped mine like a log and it went fast.

I was not impressed with this recipe or the results. I had high expectations but found the port wine to be overwhelming and the syrup to be a strange addition. It was too complex for what should...

This is SO good! I didn't have port so I left it out. Aside from that, I made it as is. Everywhere you take this someone wants the recipe. It's sweet,but not too sweet. Good on crackers and on ...

This cheeseball is AMAZING! I made it for my holiday party at work and it was devoured in minutes. I served it with Ritz whole wheat crackers. Very tasty. The key is to let it sit for a couple o...

Wonderful party dish that is easy to make and totally delicious! I will make this for holiday gifts this season!

Huge hit at christmas with the fam!