Spicy Cheese Ball

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Marmalade preserves add a depth of flavor, and horseradish a mild kick, to this fun and unusual appetizer.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 4 hours 15 minutes

Serves: 8


  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Havarti cheese
  • ¼ cup prepared horseradish
  • ½ cup orange marmalade
  • ⅛ tsp. garlic pepper
  • ½ cup toasted chopped almonds


  • In large bowl, beat cream cheese until soft. Add Cheddar, Havarti, and horseradish; mix well.
  • Stir in cherry preserves and pepper. Form into 1 large or 4 smaller balls; roll in almonds. Cover and refrigerate 3 to 4 hours before serving to blend flavors.