Snag some leftover cranberry sauce and swirl it into this super luxe cranberry walnut holiday cheese ball! Kick it up a notch with sprinkle of cinnamon, a drizzle of honey, and a whole lot of flavor!
Yup! I went there.
I had zero intention of diving into wintry holiday fare when we’ve barely begun to experience Fall weather here in Florida buuuuut… I couldn’t help myself!
Technically I have a really good excuse. I was cleaning out the freezer, doing some major re-organizing, when I found last Winter’s cranberry bounty. The second I laid eyes on those gorgeous berries I had to have them, there was no putting that bag back into the frozen abyss, no way!
I made my go-to cranberry sauce and after tucking a jar away for later, I swirled the remainder into this super luxe cranberry walnut cheese ball. I’ve done this many a times with goat cheese and decided this festive combo would be positively stellar with cream cheese too.
It was AMAZING!
There’s something about pairing sweet and tart with creamy and nutty and cinnamon-y goodness (humor me and pretend that makes sense) that works so perfectly well. I could spread this on everything from crackers to pretzels to my morning bagel.
Quick! Someone toss me a bagel!
The leftovers even make the most amazing sandwich spread in all the land — really!
Spread it on a buttery bakery croissant then pile it mile-high with crisp romaine lettuce, fresh cucumber, and turkey. Now take the biggest bite ever and……