cheeseball with crackers

Cranberry Orange Cheese Ball

You usually think of a cheese ball as a savory appetizer but this Christmas Cheeseball can be dessert! This cranberry orange cheeseball has all the holiday flavors including chunks of white chocolate and sugary pecans.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry orange cheese ball
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 71kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 1 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1/2 cup Craisins chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugared pecans chopped
  • 1/4 cup Craisins
  • 2 oz. white chocolate chopped


  • Mix together cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  • Mix in orange juice, zest and 1/2 cup Craisins until well blended.
  • Chill mixture in bowl for 30 minutes in refrigerator
  • Place mixture onto plastic wrap and form into a ball. Cover in plastic wrap and chill for 1-2 hours.
  • Mix together sugared pecans and 1/4 cup Craisins and roll cheeseball in it before serving.
  • Serve with crackers, apples or pretzels


Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg