Cranberry Cheese Ball
After all the shopping, cooking, and entertaining for Christmas, New Year’s Eve always seems to sneak up on us. And let’s be real: You’ve been too busy playing with your fun new kitchen toys to bother with planning an impressive New Year’s dish. That’s fine – just make something that’s little on prep and big on flavor. When in doubt, a cheese ball is a classic appetizer to make for any gathering, and it’s so easy to make. This version, studded with toasted pecans and tangy dried cranberries, is a holiday hit. The best part? It’s so simple it will still leave you time to get all gussied up.
Ok, I’ll be honest… I’ve never met a cheese ball I didn’t like. They’re always so full of flavor and basically fool-proof. You might as well make a double batch now, because this Cranberry Cheese Ball is going to be a huge hit. Pair it with other cheeses and meats on a charcuterie board or serve it by itself with all sorts of crackers, breads or pretzels. Whatever way you dip it, it’s sure to be fabulous.
4 hours and 10 minutes
*Pro tip: You can either make one giant cheese balls or make mini ones! Follow the same instructions, just make your cheese balls into a smaller shape and roll in the toppings separately.