Sunday, December 22, 2013

Honey Roasted Almond Cherry Cheese Ball Recipe | Cream Cheese Balls

Serve this festive Cherry Cheese Ball recipe with mini toast points or small crackers. Honey roasted sliced almonds are used more often in salads and can be found in packages in the produce or salad section of the grocery store.

My mother-in-law was the proprietor of a cheese and gourmet food store in Connecticut.  I used to work the store between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years helping to make cheese balls.  We'd chop the walnuts using an old food grinder!

Try substituting dried cranberries in this cream cheese ball for Christmas parties. You can also use Neufch√Ętel cheese in place of cream cheese.

Almond Cherry Cheese Ball


Be sure to check out some other delicious recipe for cheese balls and dips for entertaining throughout the year.

Clean-up is easy with my crochet Handmade Dish Cloths from my shop at Moomettes Crochet !

Pink Handmade Dish Cloths

Cream Cheese Ball

1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
1 C Muenster cheese, shredded
1 C white Cheddar cheese, shredded
2 T cherry liqueur
1 C frozen dark sweet cherries, thawed, drained and divided
1/3 C honey roasted almonds, sliced and divided


Place the cream cheese, Muenster cheese and Cheddar cheese in a food processor.
Pour in the liqueur and process until smooth.
Remove to a large mixing bowl with a rubber spatula.
Chop 3/4 C of the cherries.
Stir the cherries and all but 2 T of the almonds into the cheese mixture being sure to combine them well.
The cheese mixture will have a pink tint after the cherries are mixed in.
Line a 3 C size bowl with cheese cloth.
Place the cheese into the lined bowl and form to fit the bowl.
Cover the bowl and refrigerate until the cheese has firmed.
Unmold the cheese onto a serving plate.
Garnish the top of the cheese ball with the remaining cherries, cut in halves and the remaining 2 T of almonds.



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