Apple Spice Cream Cheese Ball

Prep Time 10 mins Inactive Time 1 hour Serves 10

Simple dessert cheese ball recipe with fall spices covered in pumpkin cookie crumbs and pecan pieces. Serve with apple slices and cookies.

Ingredients

Cheese Ball

  • 8 ounce cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar*
  • 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping

Directions

In a medium bowl blend with a hand mixer cream cheese, butter, apple spice, cinnamon, sugars*, and vanilla extract until well combined.  

Place in plastic wrap and form a ball.  Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour (minimum).  

In the meantime, pulse pumpkin cookies (4-6) into crumbs.  In a small bowl mix with 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and chopped pecans. 

Place pecan mix on a platter and gently unwrap the cream cheese ball.  Pat cream cheese ball with the pecan mix ensuring the outside is covered completely. Place on a serving dish with remaining crumbs.

Serve with cookies and sliced apples. 

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Recipe Notes

*for lower carb/keto diets replace sugar with alternatives like Swerve (confectioners and brown sugar, 1/4 cup for 1/4 cup).

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