Caramel Apple Cheese Ball recipe -

Caramel Apple Cheese Ball

Caramel apple cheese ball makes a quick and easy holiday appetizer. Simply mix cream cheese, sharp cheddar, green apple and caramel; serve with crackers.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese appetizer, Cheese Ball, easy caramel cheese ball
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings (1 ball)
Calories 205kcal
Author Plating Pixels


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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 crackers.


  • If you're having trouble shaping the ball try using wet hands to avoid it sticking to you
  • This cheese ball can be made in advance and left in the fridge covered in cling film
  • If making in advance bring it out the fridge 10 minutes before serving
  • If you don't have walnuts you could use hazelnuts or cashews
  • Freezing for longer storage not recommended as dairy will curd when defrosted


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 1.2mg