January 29, 2013
Bacon apple cheddar cheese ball is guaranteed to be a hit at your Superbowl party. This quick and easy appetizer is made from a combination of cream cheese, shredded cheddar, bacon bits, and apple brandy. If you want to add even more apple flavor, you can a 1/4 cup of finely minced fruit to your cheese ball, such as Granny Smith. Before serving, roll you cheese ball in sweet and spicy chopped pecans.
Bacon Apple Cheddar Cheese Ball
2 teaspoons Applejack Brandy (I used 1 T. of Finger Lakes Distilling Maplejack)
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
8 ounces cream cheese, or lowfat (NOT nonfat) cream cheese, softened
10 ounces of Adams Reserve New York Extra Sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
1 cup Trader Joes Sweet and Spicy Pecans (substitute 1 c. pecans, 1 t. Cracker and apple slices to serve
Finely chop apples.