Cranberry Bacon Cheese Log

 

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I love a good cheese ball.

My grandma and my mom always made a bleu cheese ball for Christmas – and we even still have my grandma’s handwritten recipe card for her bleu cheese ball.

It was always a classic appetizer that we knew would be out for Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheese balls and cheese logs are great appetizer options for holidays or Superbowl parties or any gathering. You can really customize a cheese ball to fit your tastes and that’s one of the great things about cheese balls!

This recipe is one of our family favorites for parties ๐Ÿ˜‰

This cheese log here is full of vibrant flavors – cranberries, green onions, bacon, sharp cheddar cheese. I wanted to make one with a sweet ‘fruity’ twist to it but I wanted it to have the smokiness of the bacon too. I think it turned out really great!

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*Tip for rolling your log – I rolled my cheese log using parchment paper. After you’ve mixed everything up, scoop the mixture out onto a large piece of parchment paper. Then using the paper almost like a glove, gently shape the cheese mixture into a log (or ball). When it comes time to roll it in the nuts, you can easily lift it up off of the parchment paper and onto the plate of nuts.

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*Tip for rolling it in the nuts – I spread the nuts evenly on a plate and set the log onto the nuts. Then I gently rolled it in the nuts. After I rolled it, I found any bare or uneven spots and pressed the leftover nuts into those spots. Easy peasy ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Cranberry Bacon Cheese Log

Cream cheese, bacon, cranberries, sharp cheddar, and green onions come together in this delicious cheese log rolled in pecans that is a perfect appetizer for the holidays or parties.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces cream cheese (1 1/2 blocks), softened
  • heaping 1/4 cup chopped bacon
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Beat softened cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Add in all other ingredients and mix until well combined.
  3. Chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Roll into a log using parchment paper.
  5. Chop pecans and cranberries together.
  6. Roll log in chopped nuts and berries.
  7. Chill for at least two hours or overnight.
  8. Serve with crackers.

. : PIN ME FOR LATER : .

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