Recipe: Cranberry Orange Cheese Ball with Carmalized Pecans


By CBS-8 Reporter


  • 1 cup of dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened to room temp
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar


  • 3/4 cup of pecans, coarsely chopped (Try Diamond of California Nuts)
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp sugar


  1. Chop cranberries in a food processor or blender.
  2. Add the cream cheese, OJ and sugar. Blend in the processor till all is creamed together.
  3. Place onto a sheet of wax paper and shape in a ball the best you can. Let it sit overnight to stiffen up a bit. You can shape it better the next day when it is a little harder.
  4. Directions for candied pecans: Melt butter in a pan on med heat add the pecans and sugar and mix well stirring frequently. About 3-5 minutes. Do not let the pecans burn!
  5. Lay out a sheet of wax paper and place pecans on the sheet spreading them out. Let them cool.
  6. When you are ready to eat the cheese ball take it out of the fridge and shape better. Grab a handful of pecans and place them all over the cheese call till covered. Place cheese ball on a plate and serve!

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