Old Style Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball

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Old Style Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball
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Cheese balls are making a comeback! This cranberry pecan cheese ball is a festive treat for holiday entertaining, using cranberry conserve, toasted pecans and Old Style Maille Mustard!


  • cheeseball
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • ½ cup cranberry conserve or jam
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Maille Old Style Mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons green scallion tops, finely chopped
  • coating
  • ¾ cup toasted pecans, finely chopped
  • optional
  • Bagel chips , crackers or sliced fruit


  1. Combine the cream cheese and cheddar and mix with a large spoon.
  2. In a small bowl mix the cranberry, Worcestershire and mustard together. Add to the cheese mixture and blend. Mix in the garlic and scallions.
  3. Blending the mixture can be done in a food processor. But mixing by hand lets you see the components and adds a nice texture to the cheese.
  4. To form ball, scoop cheese mixture up in your hands and roll as if making a snowball!
  5. Place nuts in a bowl and push cheese ball into nuts as you roll it.
  6. Cover in plastic and place in a bowl to keep its shape.
  7. Chill 2 hours or overnite.
  8. Serve with bagel crisps, sliced apples and pears and crackers.


This is large and is party sized! 16-20 servings.
You could also divide into two balls for smaller gatherings.
A wonderful holiday gift from your kitchen!
Prep Time:
Yield: 16-20 servings
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