Pecan and Cranberry Cheese Ball


  • 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 cup of dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of pecans from Orangeburg Pecan Company chopped
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
  • Crackers, pretzels, or bread for serving.


  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper with an electric mixer until well combined.
  • Stir in the cranberries and half of the pecans.
  • Shape the cheese mixture into a ball and wrap it in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
  • Before serving, roll the cheese ball in the remaining pecans and parsley until well coated.
  • Serve with crackers, pretzels, or bread of your choice.
  • Enjoy your pecan and cranberry cheese ball!