Simple dessert cheese ball recipe with fall spices covered in pumpkin cookie crumbs and pecan pieces. Serve with apple slices and cookies.
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.
*for lower carb/keto diets replace sugar with alternatives like Swerve (confectioners and brown sugar, 1/4 cup for 1/4 cup).