Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Spiced-Cherry Cheese Log

Spiced-Cherry Cheese Log
During the holiday time, I like having quick bites to eat for family and friends.  One of my favorites is cheese and crackers. I usually make up a cheese ball or log  during the holiday season.  They are quick and easy to make.  This recipe has dried cherries in it along with pumpkin pie spice.  You start by combining cream cheese and Vermont Sharp White Cheddar cheese.  Once the cheeses are combined you add dried cherries and pumpkin pie spice.  Form the mixture into a log and chill for at least 2 hours.  Before you serve, roll the cheese log in some finely chopped pecans.  Serve with crackers.  I love the flavors of this recipe.  The cheese log is very flavorful without a lot of different seasonings.  You use just one - pumpkin pie spice.  The cheeses blend together nicely and the dried cherries add a nice texture and just a slight tartness to the log.

Spiced-Cherry Cheese Log
From Kraft


1 package (8 ounce) Cream Cheese, softened
1 package (8 ounce) Shredded Vermont Sharp White Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted


1. Mix cream cheese and Cheddar until blended.  Stir in cherries and spice.

2. Shape into a log; wrap in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate at least 2 hours.

3. Roll in nuts just before servings.  Serve with crackers.

Makes 24 servings, 2 tablespoons spread and 5 crackers each


  1. Ooh, cherries in the cheese log. Creative!

  2. Wow, the cherries sound like an amazing addition! Very nice!!

  3. This is the best cheeseball recipe I've seen...if I have an opportunity, I'll make this over the holidays!!! Big time yummy!