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Sweet pear, salty Cheddar cheese and crunchy nuts make this healthy cheese ball recipe an alluring holiday treat. Serve with an array of crudités and crisp party crackers.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2015


Recipe Summary

1 hr 15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Stir cream cheese, Cheddar, pear, scallion white, salt and pepper together in a medium bowl.

  • Coat a large piece of plastic wrap with cooking spray. Scoop the cheese mixture onto it. Using the plastic wrap to help you, form the cheese mixture into a ball, then completely wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.

  • Just before serving, combine pecans and the reserved scallion greens in a shallow dish. Roll the cheese ball in the mixture, pressing to adhere.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2 and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

2 Tbsp.
63 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 1.8g; dietary fiber 0.4g; sugars 1.1g; fat 5.3g; saturated fat 2.4g; cholesterol 13mg; vitamin a iu 147IU; vitamin c 0.4mg; folate 4.1mcg; calcium 53.1mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 5.1mg; potassium 35.7mg; sodium 118.1mg.

1 fat