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This Harvest Cheese Ball is jeweled with the gorgeous colors of the season and inside has the surprise of craisins mixed with the cheese that gives it a pop of color.
 
Harvest Cheese Ball. The must-have holiday appetizer.

Harvest Cheese Balls

Who is ready for all the great traditional holiday food this season? This is Stephanie from Daily Appetite hanging out with Princess Pinky Girl today sharing my Harvest Cheese Ball. The cheese ball is a classic and a must-have at any holiday party.

I love cheese balls because they are so versatile. Pick your favorite cheese, fruits and nuts and the combinations are endless. Here is a money saving tip: Instead of buying your favorite nuts and fruit separately find a trail mix blend that has all the nuts and fruit you love. With this cheese ball I found a harvest blend trail mix and picked out the almonds and raisins and added pistachios and craisins.

The trick to getting that gorgeous nut coating is after you chop or food process the nuts and dried fruit, place a bowl under a colander and pour the chopped coating into the colander. Stir around the coating mixture and all the small crumbs will fall through the colander leaving the fuller size pieces for you to use for your cheese ball coating.

 
Harvest Cheese Ball. The perfect holiday appetizer.

 

Harvest Cheese Ball

Ingredients

  • 4 oz goat cheese, room temperature
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tbs sour cream
  • 1/4 cup craisins
  • 1 cup equal parts of pistachios, roasted pumpkins seeds, pecans, and sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbs of chopped dried apricots

Directions

  • In a mixing bowl cream together the goat cheese, cream cheese and sour cream.
  • In a food processor chop craisins.
  • Mix craisins into cheese mixture.
  • Place cheese mixture onto plastic wrap and use the wrap to form into a ball.
  • Secure wrap around the mixture and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Pour nut mixture and dried apricots into a food processor and chop.
  • Pour nut mixture into a colander and stir. This will get rid of the small crumbs.
  • Pour remaining mixture into a shallow bowl.
  • Roll cheese ball into the nut mixture and using your hands press nut mixture gently into the ball.
  • Serve with crackers and pretzels.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and tips on how to make the perfect cheese ball. Please come by Year-Round Giving and see what else I have been up to in the kitchen this week.

5 from 1 vote
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Harvest Cheese Ball

Serves —

Ingredients
  

  • 4 oz goat cheese room temperature
  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tbs sour cream
  • ¼ cup craisins
  • 1 cup equal parts of pistachios roasted pumpkins seeds, pecans, and sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbs of chopped dried apricots

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl cream together the goat cheese, cream cheese and sour cream.
  • In a food processor chop craisins.
  • Mix craisins into cheese mixture.
  • Place cheese mixture onto plastic wrap and use the wrap to form into a ball.
  • Secure wrap around the mixture and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Pour nut mixture and dried apricots into a food processor and chop.
  • Pour nut mixture into a colander and stir. This will get rid of the small crumbs.
  • Pour remaining mixture into a shallow bowl.
  • Roll cheese ball into the nut mixture and using your hands press nut mixture gently into the ball.
  • Serve with crackers and pretzels.

Cheers, 

Stephanie

Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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Comments

  1. whats a good substitute for goat cheese, i am just not a fan of the crumbly stinky cheese, but this just looks so delicious i want to give it a try!

  2. I like the look and flavor combinations of this recipe, but I have to ask, are the amounts on this recipe correct? Seems like with only 8 total oz of cheese that 1 pound of sour cream would make it too soft to scoop.

    1. My mistake on the previous comment, When the recipe said 1 tbs, I read 1 lbs. Guess that’s why they make reading glasses!