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Mixed Fruit Cheese Ball

For a pretty holiday presentation, I like to place this cheese ball on a festive platter and surround it with wedges of unpeeled apples and assorted crackers. People are always pleasantly surprised by the combination of flavors in every bite. —Pat Habiger, Spearville, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    20 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 cup raisins, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dates, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pitted dried plums (prunes), chopped
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Apple slices and assorted crackers

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream and coriander blended. Stir in fruit. Shape into a ball; roll in pecans. Wrap tightly in plastic. Chill until serving. Serve with apples and crackers.

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  • gdodd
    Dec 21, 2011

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  • vahill
    Dec 31, 2009

    This is a great twist on a traditional cheese ball. Make a couple of days ahead for best flavor. I served with Honey Crisp apples & Triscuts. It makes a large quantity - so for small family celebrations I would 1/2 the recipe.