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By DeBruynC1

Rate this recipe 4.9/5 (7 Votes)
Holiday Pine Cone Cheese Ball 1 Picture
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Servings 12
Preparation time 80
Cooking time 80

  • 1 (8-ounce) package 1 (8-ounce) package soft cream cheese or goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon Port wine
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • crackers, for serving
  • maple syrup, for serving, optional
  • 1 1/4 cups 1 1/4 cups whole almonds
  • 2 sprigs 2 sprigs rosemary

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Looking for an appetizer to impress your guests for the holidays? This Holiday Pine Cone Cheese Ball tastes as grea...

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I made this Christmas Brie for our last holiday gathering and everyone loved it! I'll be making it again this year,...

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cranberries
  • 4 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup nuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic
  • Wheel of brie (large or small)
4.6/5 (10 Votes)

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Pamper your guests this holiday season with this decadent and delicious treat, Baked Brie with Raspberry Jam, Almon...

  • 1 10x10-inch piece frozen puff pastry, defrosted
  • 1 (8-ounce) wheel Brie cheese, rind intact
  • 2 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, softened in hot water, drained, and patted dry
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • Crackers (optional for serving)
  • Sliced baguette (optional for serving)
  • Sliced apples (optional for serving)
  • Grapes (optional for serving)
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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The holidays would not be the same without a Christmas Cheese Ball adorning your table

  • 2 (8-ounces each) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, about 8-ounces
  • 1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon pimientos, diced
  • 1 tablespoon green pepper, diced, bell pepper or chili pepper of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • pecans, chopped & toasted
  • assorted crackers
0/5 (0 Votes)

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Holiday Tree-Shaped Cheese Ball is the most delicious make-ahead cheese ball recipe to adorn your holiday table

  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • roasted red pepper sauce or hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup parsley or cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts or sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 piece lemon peel, if desired
  • assorted crackers to serve
4.5/5 (32 Votes)

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Kids will love helping make these easy baked cheese balls, so let the little hands help and you will be that much c...

  • String cheese
  • Skim milk
  • Italian bread crumbs
  • Marinara sauce
4.3/5 (118 Votes)

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This corned beef cheese ball is a hit at any party

  • 1/4 pound corned beef, thinly sliced
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Dash ground red pepper, cayenne
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped and toasted
4.5/5 (75 Votes)

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Try different jams for different flavors with this baked brie recipe

  • 1 small wheel Brie cheese
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, I used Pepperidge Farms
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup jam,. any flavor, Fig, Hot Pepper, Strawberry - personal preference
  • 1 egg (mostly the yolk and a bit of water or milk)
  • Non-stick foil
4.5/5 (63 Votes)

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Instead of a traditional cake, this festive and fun appetizer is great for a party

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups funfetti cake mix, dry
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup rainbow jimmies (sprinkles)
  • Vanilla Wafers, graham crackers, fruit, or other cookies for dipping
4.5/5 (53 Votes)

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Smooth and creamy, this cheesy soufflé packs a slight cayenne kick to accompany the sweet onion flavor

  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, finely chopped, plus more for garnish
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4.5/5 (43 Votes)

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A great snack or appetizer, these yummy Baked Macaroni & Cheese Balls can be eaten as is or dipped in your favorite

  • 2 cups cold leftover mac and cheese
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs or Panko
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
4.2/5 (73 Votes)

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This bacon ranch cheeseball is super yummy and always a hit every time I make it! You can even make this as a snack...

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room tempature
  • 1/2 cup cheddar, shredded
  • 1 cup bacon crumbles, divided
  • 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dip mix
4.3/5 (44 Votes)

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Your favorite combination of fresh herbs give this rich and creamy goat cheese spread its unique flavor

  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 6 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh herbs, snipped (oregano, thyme, rosemary, dill and/or tarragon)
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon rind, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
4.6/5 (16 Votes)

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This Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Ball recipe will be the star of your next party

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 jalapeños, ribs and seeds removed, finely chopped and divided
  • Crackers, for serving
4.3/5 (35 Votes)

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Vary tasty and simple to make! Shredded cheese and seasonings are sandwiched between sheets of puff pastry, cut int...

  • 1 package frozen puff pastry sheets
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg white, slightly beaten
  • 1 package cheddar cheese, shredded
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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