Pecan, bacon & apricot cheese ball

Pecan, bacon & apricot cheese ball
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  • Serves6-10 people
  • Prep time15 min
  • Timeout1 hour
  • FreezingFreezes well


Cheese ball
  • 6 bacon slices, cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 cup of pecans
  • 1/3 cup of apricot jam
  • 1/4 cup of chives, minced
  • 1/4 cup of plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of old cheddar, grated
  • 2 bacon slices, cooked and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of chives, minced
  • 3 tablespoons of pecans, roasted and chopped


  1. Pour all the cheese ball ingredients in a food blender, apart from the cream cheese and cheddar, then blend until you get a grainy texture.
  2. Add both cheeses and mix again quickly. Pour into a bowl and cover, then refrigerate for an hour.
  3. Mix all the coating ingredients on a plate, then set aside.
  4. Take the cheese mix out of the refrigerator and roll it into a big ball with your slightly wet hands.
  5. Roll the cheese ball onto the coating mix then refrigerate until ready to serve.
Recipe published on August 19, 2018