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Cranberry Orange Cheeseball

Updated: May 27

"A sweet favorite that was added to my picky table when I started to cook holiday dinners. Serve with crackers, pretzels or spread on your dinner rolls."

Cranberry Orange Cheeseball

Servings – 8 Prep Time – 10 Minutes Chill Time – 2 Hours or Overnight


Cheese Log:

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened.

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange peel

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed juice from orange

  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries, chopped.

  • 1/3 cup pecans finely chopped. Outside Coating:

  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) dried cranberries, chopped.

  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) pecans finely chopped.


Beat cream cheese and sugar in a small bowl with a hand mixer until combined, about 2 minutes. Add orange peel and orange juice and beat again until smooth.

Transfer to a bowl and fold in (¼ cup) cranberries and (¼ cup) pecans.

Form mixture into a ball or log shape and place in plastic wrap, wrap tightly.

Refrigerate for 1 hour. Remove ball from plastic wrap.

When ready to serve. Spread additional crushed pecans (1/4 cup) and dried cranberries (1/4cup) on a plate; roll ball/log to coat until covered.

Serve accompanied by crackers, baguette slices and/or dinner rolls.

"Sweet addition to any charcuterie board, snack table or a treat at the beginning of a meal. Tangy cranberries with sweet citrus and savory cheeses. Spread on crackers, dinner rolls or use as a dip with pretzels and pita chips. Also roll into a log form or other fun shapes!"

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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