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Holiday Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons red wine
  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 6 ounces shredded white cheddar
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary


  • In a skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat.
  • Add onion, brown sugar, salt, and red wine.
  • Cook over medium-low heat for 20-30 minutes, stirring often, until onions are caramelized.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar, and caramelized onions.
  • Form into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • Once ready to serve, place cheese ball on a serving plate.
  • Press cranberries and pecans into the cheeseball and sprinkle with rosemary.
  • Serve with crostini, bread, or crackers.
  • Enjoy!