Caramel Apple Cheese Ball
Quick and easy Caramel Apple Cheese Ball recipe works for a holiday appetizer idea, snack OR dessert! This sweet and salty treat would be perfect for a potluck or party.
This is no ordinary cheese ball, folks. The unexpected flavors of sweet and salty in every bite of this Caramel Apple Cheese Ball had everyone at our family Thanksgiving party raving about it.
I know it’s too late to make this for Thanksgiving this year, but if you have a Christmas party or New Year’s Eve party at work or are having friends over for a holiday season get-together, you MUST make this cheese ball! I also have a holiday giveaway to tell you about in this post, so make sure you enter before time runs out!
I like to call this an appetizer, but I could seriously make this bad boy my entire meal. The texture of the apples throughout the cheese ball make it extra special. I used an Envy apple in this recipe.
Envy has emerged as the apple with everything: beautiful skin, sweet flavor, amazing crunch, and a bright, tender flesh that remains white, even after being cut open.
Normally I have to work so quickly when dealing with sliced up apples for fear of them turning brown in no time at all. This didn’t happen when making my Caramel Apple Cheese Ball! Aside from all of that, the red color of their apples is so vibrant and beautiful!
Envy has a handpicked team of talented, caring growers who simply fell in love after one bite and have planted trees in prime growing regions. Their growing regions include Washington state, the northeast coast of New Zealand, and Chile where they bask in long, sundrenched days and crisp, cool evenings.
Having multiple regions where they are grown minimizes transportation costs, increases availability to be almost year-round, and increases freshness, quality and shelf life. All of this is what produces the amazing texture and flavor of their apples! Best of all – they store well and are GMO free.
You can enjoy Envy apples in this Caramel Apple Cheese Ball (which I highly recommend), or simply sliced up on top of a salad, served on a platter with an assortment of cheese or eaten plain for a quick, filling, nutritious snack.
You will also love my Cranberry Walnut Cheese Ball which you should totally check out. That cheese ball is another favorite of mine. I also have a recipe for Fresh Apple Pie Dip that you can use up some of those apples in.
This Caramel Apple Cheese Ball is extremely addictive. Have you tried my Snickers Caramel Apple Dip? This is even more addictive than that. You have been warned!
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- Toast walnuts in the oven or in a skillet on the stovetop over medium-high heat just until browning starts, stirring often; about 5 minutes. Do not let them get too dark.
- Remove and let them cool completely. Chop or crush walnut into small pieces using a rolling pin (or anything else you have on hand).
- In a medium mixing bowl, stir together softened cream cheese and cheddar cheese until well incorporated.
- Mix in diced apple, nutmeg and caramel until ingredients are evenly incorporated. Use hands to roll into a ball shape.
- Spread walnut pieces on a plate or cutting board, and roll cheese ball to evenly coat the outside. Drizzle top with extra caramel sauce and serve with crackers. Enjoy!
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Disclaimer: Thank you to Envy Apples for sponsoring this conversation. All opinions remain 100% my own, as always. Thank you for allowing me to share the brands and products I use regularly and love.
Recipe source: adapted from platingpixels.com
I can’t resist a good cheese ball! You’ve really upped your game on this one – that caramel drizzle looks irresistible!
I am 100 and 10% in love with this cheeseball! What a great addition to our holiday party!
Wow, this looks wonderful and decadent. I will add this recipe to my collection of holiday treats.
That sounds absolutely amazing! Cheese and apple is such a great combination. I’ll be bringing this to our Christmas dinner this year!
I have never seen such a cheese ball in my life! I love that wonderful mix of savory and sweet! How yummy!
Wow, this looks and sounds delicious. I service cheese balls almost every time I entertain. Will have to try this recipe for sure.
Wow honestly I never would have come up with such a great idea! I LOVE this and am totally making a caramel apple cheese ball this weekend! YUM!
I have never seen or heard of a Carmel Apple Cheeseball before but this one sounds amazing!! I need to make this for myself!
wow! this looks insanely good and weirdly easy to make. Great for the festive season
This looks so good! I love everything about it, so genius! I really need to try this!
I like cheese balls, but this one is next level. I’ve never had one with a sweet element to it. This also looks great on a table.
You had me at caramel. I make a savoury cheese ball each year (with dill pickle in it) so this sweet one would be a great addition to our feast!
Oh my goodness! At first I”m like “hmmmm” and then I’m like “yummmm!” Saving this recipe to try out for Christmas! Thank you!
This Carmel Apple Cheese Ball looks so delicious!!! I’m pinning this for later, I would definitely love to try out this recipe. 🙂
Oh my , this caramel apple cheese ball looks amazing! I will have to make this for our party next weekend.
That looks so good and it’s definitely perfect for the season! I’m pretty sure this is going to be a hit with the guests this coming Holidays!
That recipe looks so amazing! I want to try it now.
I can’t seem to find Envy apples in our grocery store…I’m in Canada…what would you suggest would be the next best thing…I feel like this is going to be my go to for Christmas festivities this season. Thank you.
This looks Delicious. Got to make it for my family. Thank you for sharing with us. And Happy Holidays. From Florida 🌴
How long does this stay good? Have to be in fridge to keep?
This sounds wonderful! How far ahead of time can it be made? Thanks!!!
I would say several hours! Keep it cold
I am going to an all girl gathering next week and can’t wait to take the Apple Cheese Ball. Sounds and looks even better. Thank you very much. I’ll take the recipe too.