Caramel Apple Cheese Ball
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This 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.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10
  • ¾ cup walnuts
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¾ green or red apple diced (I used a red Envy apple)
  • 1 tablespoon caramel sauce plus extra for drizzling
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Crackers for serving
  1. 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.
  2. Remove and let them cool completely. Chop or crush walnut into small pieces using a rolling pin (or anything else you have on hand).
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together softened cream cheese and cheddar cheese until well incorporated.
  4. Mix in diced apple, nutmeg and caramel until ingredients are evenly incorporated. Use hands to roll into a ball shape.
  5. 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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