Caramel Apple Cheese Ball

Caramel apple cheese ball makes a quick and easy holiday appetizer. Simply mix cream cheese, sharp cheddar, green apple, nutmeg and caramel, then serve with crackers.

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At first a Caramel Apple Cheese Ball might seem a bit odd or over the top, but I can assure you it’s wonderful starter the will impress your guests. This holiday season is all about friends and family, while sharing food, gifts and memories. Make yours extra special with a fun cheese ball that will leave a lasting impression.

Caramel Apple Cheese Ball recipe - www.platingpixels.comWhen hosting or attending parties, I find appetizers are ideal. The can be prepared quickly and ahead of time, even the day before. Then simply place them out for guests to enjoy. A bit of decorations or holiday theme goes a long way to set the cheer as well.

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Cheese balls are especially easy to make. For this Caramel Apple Cheese Ball, stir together softened cream cheese and shredded sharp cheddar. Then stir in caramel, nutmeg and diced green apple (and yes, cheese and apple pairs together surprisingly well). Roll into a ball the coat with chopped, toasted walnuts.

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Serve over RITZ Crackers for a buttery, flaky combination ideal for the creamy cheese mixture. You can also save with the Ibotta coupon. These crackers make holiday entertaining easy with perfect bite-size bases you can top with almost anything, sweet or savory. Try this Caramel Apple Cheese Ball and you’ll realize just how fun and easy holiday appetizers can be.

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Caramel Apple Cheese Ball

Caramel Apple Cheese Ball recipe at-a-glance:

Difficulty: Super easy
Flavor profiles: Sharp cheese with just a bit of tang and sweetness.
Texture: Thick, creamy and perfectly spreadable.

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Caramel Apple Cheese Ball recipe -
4 from 1 vote

Caramel Apple Cheese Ball

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 ball
Author Plating Pixels


  • ¾ cup walnuts
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ green apple diced
  • 1 tablespoon caramel sauce plus extra for drizzle
  • teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 package RITZ Crackers


  1. Toast walnuts in a pan over medium-high heat just until browning starts, stirring often; about 5 minutes. Remove and cool completely, then chop or crush walnut into small pieces.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together softened cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Stir in apple, nutmeg and caramel until ingredients are evenly incorporated. Use hands to roll into a ball shape.
  3. Spread walnut pieces on a plate or flat surface, and roll cheese ball to evenly coat outside. Drizzle top with extra caramel sauce and serve with RITZ Crackers.

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11 Responses

  1. Absolutely love make ahead appetizers as they work great for gatherings. Love the cheesy apple flavored ball and can’t wait to dig into it.

  2. Taylor says:

    I LOVE fusing sweet and savoury flavours together! This cheese ball looks so delicious!

  3. I love how easy this is and that you drizzled it with caramel. That sounds so good. My dad would love this so I’ll be trying it over the holidays!

  4. I have such a soft spot for Ritz crackers with cheese balls, so I was immediately intrigued. The more I read about this recipe, the more excited I got for it and I bet the texture of the apples in the cheese ball really takes it up a notch!

  5. I love cheeseballs! I’ve never tried a sweet one, but this apple and caramel one sounds delicious. And I agree, apples go very well with cheese.

  6. Kylie says:

    Thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to try this.

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