• Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cooking Time: 0 mins
  • Serves: 4-1/2 cups

Pomegranate Macadamia Cheese Ball

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 Ingredients List

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded smoked white cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, minced
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained and patted dry
  • 1 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts, divided
  • 4 tablespoons minced fresh chives, divided
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • Baked pita chips or assorted crackers


Beat first six ingredients until blended. Beat in cranberries and wine. Stir in pineapple, 1/2 cup macadamia nuts and 3 tablespoons chives. Refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes.
In a shallow bowl, toss pomegranate seeds and remaining nuts. Shape cheese mixture into a ball; roll in pomegranate mixture.
Wrap in plastic; refrigerate 1 hour or overnight. Unwrap; roll in remaining chives. Serve with pita chips.

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