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The Perfect Cheese Ball

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes (Total Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes)
  • Serving Size: 16
  • 1 tub (8 ounce) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread
  • 2 cups KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons Port Wine
  • 1/2 cup PLANTERS Chopped Pecans
  • 1/4 cup Maple-flavored Or Pancake Syrup
  • MIX cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, cranberries and wine until well blended; cover. Refrigerate 1 hour.SHAPE into ball or other desired shape; coat with pecans. Place on serving plate; drizzle with syrup.

    SERVE with an assortment of cut-up fresh vegetables, such as carrot and celery sticks, and NABISCO Crackers.



    At 16 servings, this spread is perfect to serve at a party.

    Variation -Truffles Prepare cheese mixture as directed; shape into 1/2-inch balls. Roll in KRAFT100% Grated Parmesan Cheese, ground PLANTERS Pecans, dry bread crumbs or chopped fresh parsley.

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