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Pecan Crusted Apple Butter and Bacon Cheese Ball

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This delicious cheese ball with cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon and apple butter is rolled in lots of buttery, roasted pecans."
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18 m servings 286 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  1. In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, apple butter and hot sauce until smooth. Stir in the Cheddar and bacon until evenly mixed.
  2. Divide mixture in half and form each half into a ball. Chill both cheese balls in the fridge until firm.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the chopped pecans on an ungreased baking sheet and toss with the melted butter and salt. Bake for 8 minutes, tossing halfway through the baking time.
  4. Remove the pecans from the oven and let cool completely. Transfer to a cutting board and give them another rough chop.
  5. Roll the surface of the chilled cheese balls in the pecans right before serving. Serve with crackers.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 286 calories; 27.2 g fat; 4.1 g carbohydrates; 7.7 g protein; 58 mg cholesterol; 386 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I served this as a cracker spread at a potluck so I skipped the rolling it in nuts steps. The combination of apple butter, cheddar, and bacon caused quite a few odd looks but that all changed o...

Pretty good. I doubled apple butter to bring out the flavor more. Used 2 cups of cheddar. Seemed like too much butter for pecans. Next time, I will only use 1 tablespoon.