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Curried Cheese Ball with Fruit

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Curried Cheese Ball with Fruit
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 24
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Sweet fruits pair well the spicy curry powder in a savory cheese ball coated with crunchy peanuts.
Updated Jan 21, 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
  • 1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped cocktail peanuts
  • 3 apples, cut into 12 slices each
  • 3 pears, cut into 12 slices each

Steps

  • 1
    In large bowl, beat all ingredients except peanuts, apples and pears with electric mixer on medium speed 2 to 3 minutes until well mixed and fluffy.
  • 2
    Spoon cheese mixture onto plastic wrap; shape into a ball. Coat cheese ball with peanuts. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with apple and pear slices.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    You can make the cheese ball 2 days ahead, but wait to coat it with the nuts until the day of the party.

Nutrition

90 Calories, 5g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 10g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
45
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
70mg
3%
Potassium
85mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2g
6%
Sugars
6g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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