Apple Cheese Ball

Not only does this cheese ball have apple flavor, but it is shaped like an apple, too! What a great gift idea for a teacher.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 28

Ingredients

1
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4
teaspoon cinnamon
3/4
cup finely chopped dried apples
1/3
cup finely chopped nuts
1
bay leaf
1
cinnamon stick, halved
  • 1 In large bowl, beat cream cheese, Cheddar cheese and cinnamon until well blended. Stir in apples. Shape mixture into ball; roll in nuts. Insert bay leaf and cinnamon stick on top of ball to resemble stem and leaf of apple. Refrigerate until firm. Serve with crackers. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
    Calories
    60
    (
    Calories from Fat
    45),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    50mg
    50%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    2g
    2%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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