Cranberry Dill Cheeseball

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This Cranberry Dill Cheeseball recipe is a quick and easy snack or treat that you can pull together when friends and relatives are coming over for the evening, and you would like to serve something that is just a little bit special. The tangy snap of cranberries works perfectly to complement the other flavors in this cheesy cranberry dill recipe. This cheeseball recipe only takes minutes to pull together, and the kids could even make it, if they are in the mood. Of course, kids are usually more interested in a sweet treat, but you might have one who enjoys making up savory dishes and cheeseball recipes, such as this one. And the little ones will love helping to roll the cheese ball, once it is done, in to a big ball covered with nuts.

In this cranberry dill cheeseball recipe, cream cheese is blended with an interesting array of flavors including dill and cranberry. Dill is a lovely herb that gives a beautiful fresh and green flavor to wherever it is used. The cranberries are sharp and snappy, full of tanginess, and will work well with the dill to really liven up the cream cheese. You can serve this dish with crackers, bread, or any other similar bread like ingredient. You could also serve this dish with fruit such as apples that taste great with cream cheese and nuts. Or serve this dish with plenty of chopped veggies. Those veggies could include celery, cucumber, and members of the cruciferous family such as broccoli and cauliflower. So this dish is quite versatile and suits a lot of different accompanying dishes.

We seem to see cheeseballs more during the holiday season. Somehow this pretty ball has become associated with that time of year. Perhaps it is because it looks like a Christmas tree ball, since it is rolled out round, and is so ornate with it is decorated with nuts, as this recipe is. Perhaps it is because it is a bit of a fussy little dish, although it does not take much effort to make, and only minutes to pull together. Whatever the reason, this dish creates a pretty and creamy, slightly tangy combination of cheese and other ingredients that create this fun dish.

Cheeseballs can be made with a wide assortment of cheeses and other ingredients. It is very common to roll the cheese ball in some ingredient, especially nuts, once the whole thing is brought together. Then it is chilled to allow the various flavorings to comingle and soften a bit. A cheeseball can easily sit, well wrapped, in the fridge for a night before you serve it. This dish keeps really well. Enjoy this great dish soon.

Nutrition Facts for: Cranberry Dill Cheeseball From High Heels and Grills
Ingredients: Cream cheese, whole cranberry sauce, dill week dried onion, pecans.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 1 entire cheeseball servings. * Per Cheeseball: Calories 1642, Calories from Fat 1478, Total Fat 164.2g 253%, Saturated Fat 58.3g 291%, Cholesterol 249mg 83%, Sodium 676mg 28%, Potassium 881mg 25%, Carbohydrates 27.0g 9%, Dietary Fiber 14.1g 56%,, Sugars 5.8g, Protein 30.3g, Vitamin A 65%, Vitamin C 16%, Calcium 31%, Iron 38%

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