21 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 13
  • 4 Rating Star 5
  • 2 Rating Star 2
  • 3 Rating Star 1

It's a strange sounding combination, but EVERYONE who has tried it loves it. Goes over great at parties with your favourite crackers.

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 min
total:
1 hr 15 mins
additional:
1 hr 4 mins
Servings:
8
Max Servings:
8
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Mix the garlic powder into the softened cream. Form into a ball, and refrigerate 30 minutes.

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  • Place the butter and brown sugar in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook 1 minute on High in the microwave, or until butter and brown sugar are melted. Mix in Worcestershire sauce and pecans. Chill 1 hour in the refrigerator, stirring often so that the butter and sugar do not separate.

  • Spread butter mixture over the cheese ball, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

156.88 calories; 3.32 g protein; 9.35 g carbohydrates; 12.08 g fat; 31.16 mg cholesterol; 129.13 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Lora Davis
02/09/2007
This is an amazing new flavor. Plan this to be among other dishes at a party a bit strong for eating more than a few bites. Idea for easier prep: Spread cream cheese and garlic mixture on a plate and once the "sauce" has thickened spread over cream cheese. If you choose to do this think about using a dish with a rim so it can be covered with plastic wrap (otherwise as I learned the wrap stuck to the topping)
(26)

Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
05/09/2006
I generally love savory/sweet flavors together but this didn't turn out so great. It sounded like it would work well together but the garlic was waaayyy too strong - and I'm a garlic lover. And the worcestershire in the sugar/butter/nut mixture threw the whole thing off in my opinion. I'm keeping this cheese ball though as I think I can use it to make a sort of sauce for chicken or pork...can't see wasting it. I may try making it again - but reduce the amount of garlic powder drastically and omit the worcestershire all together.
(8)
21 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 13
  • 4 Rating Star 5
  • 2 Rating Star 2
  • 3 Rating Star 1
Lora Davis
02/09/2007
This is an amazing new flavor. Plan this to be among other dishes at a party a bit strong for eating more than a few bites. Idea for easier prep: Spread cream cheese and garlic mixture on a plate and once the "sauce" has thickened spread over cream cheese. If you choose to do this think about using a dish with a rim so it can be covered with plastic wrap (otherwise as I learned the wrap stuck to the topping)
(26)
Bridgett
03/24/2006
This was a very good cheeseball but I used 2 blocks of cream cheese because the amount of garlic that the recipe calls for is just too much. Also this cheeseball was much better served at room temperature instead of right out of the fridge.
(17)
campagnes
03/26/2008
Based on previous reviews I used fresh minced garlic and only used one small clove. I also used only 1/2 tsp. worcestershire in the topping. I served this in mini parmesan cups as a base for an appetizer with shredded roasted pork. Layered the cream cheese mixture pork topping. It was really good but be sure to reduce the amount of garlic if you make this!
(15)
Anonymous
10/23/2005
A hit for sure! I first encountered this cheeseball at a good friends family gathering...they call it "the bomb". Good with or without pecan. A easy recipe to play around with ingredient wise. Can even add abit of heat(spice) to the cheese mixture. Fresh garlic and a bit of salt in the cheese is good too. All in all it is very good just made the way described in this recipe and yes everyone(except those who hate garlic) will love it!
(10)
Trisha Brummer
08/05/2006
This is a great cheese ball! I was a little worried when I read the ingredients but I believe anything made with brown sugar can't be too bad so I took a chance. I took the advice of some of the other reviewers and put less garlic powder in and it came out fabulous. Great recipe!
(9)
Anonymous
05/09/2006
I generally love savory/sweet flavors together but this didn't turn out so great. It sounded like it would work well together but the garlic was waaayyy too strong - and I'm a garlic lover. And the worcestershire in the sugar/butter/nut mixture threw the whole thing off in my opinion. I'm keeping this cheese ball though as I think I can use it to make a sort of sauce for chicken or pork...can't see wasting it. I may try making it again - but reduce the amount of garlic powder drastically and omit the worcestershire all together.
(8)
Matt Heins
12/01/2008
This was an excellent cheese ball. Big hit with the family. Have already made several times.
(8)
Chrissy's Class
05/21/2008
If people say what an odd combination they are right. Still somehow it works. Folks either liked it a lot or thought it was "different but tasty".
(7)
LindsayLee
01/03/2006
Exquisite! This was a big hit at my party everyone loved it! The flavor combinations sounded strange but were incredible together. I should have made another one for my family alone. Thanks!!
(6)