This Cherry Cheese Ball is a quick and easy dessert appetizer that’s so delicious, everyone will be going back for seconds!
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You’ll only need a handful of simple ingredients to prepare this cheese ball. Dessert for a gathering doesn’t get much easier than this and it’s guaranteed to be a hit!
This is always a welcomed treat for Valentine’s Day, baby showers, game day gatherings or during the holidays… just about any occasion you can think of.
What can I serve with this cherry cheese ball?
I love it with graham crackers, apple slices, pretzels and/or vanilla wafers. YUM!
- 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained well and roughly chopped
- 3/4 cup toasted chopped pecans
- Serve with graham crackers, apple slices, pretzels and/or vanilla wafers
- Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, nutmeg and vanilla extract in a large bowl until combined. Fold in chopped cherries and stir with a large spoon to combine.
- Transfer mixture to a serving plate and form into a ball. Cover evenly with pecans. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour before serving.
*Cook time refers to chilling time before serving.