Your apple slices will never taste the same once paired with this delicious mix of crispy bacon, crunchy pecans and cream cheese all rolled (literally) up into one — one cheese ball that is. At your next gathering, or your next afternoon snack, try this easy Apple Cheese Ball recipe.
Prep: 10 min Chill: 1 hr Serves: 4 to 6
- 3 slices crisply cooked bacon, chopped
- 3 tbsp Longo’s Pecan Pieces, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp minced parsley
- 1 Royal Gala or Red Delicious apple, grated
- 1 cup grated medium cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup light cream cheese
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Mix together bacon, pecans and parsley on a plate; set aside.
Place grated apple in sieve; let stand 2 minutes. Press gently to remove juices; discard juices.
Mix together cheddar and cream cheese, apple, pepper and Worcestershire by hand. Mixture may seem watery, but will bind together. Roll into a ball. Roll cheese ball in bacon mixture, coating the outside. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 2 days.
Per serving (1/6th recipe): 170 calories; 8 g protein; 13 g fat; 6 g carbohydrate; 1 g fibre; 4 g sugars; 260 mg sodium.