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Gorgonzola Cheese Ball Recipe with Caramelized Onions

  • Author: Bren
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Gorgonzola Cheese Ball Recipe with Caramelized Onions is perfect for holiday entertaining! It is easy and delicious.


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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 tsp Tabasco
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/41/2 cup finely diced onion, caramelized (measure before cooking)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp scallion tops or parsley, chopped (optional)

Instructions

Caramelize Onions

  1. Cook onions in a skillet over medium heat using 1 tsp. olive oil until dark golden brown. Stir frequently.
  2. Caramelization should take approximately 10 minutes. If the onion begin to burn add a splash of water, it will cook off.
  3. Cool onions to room temperature

Make Cheese Ball

  1. Cream together cream cheese, Gorgonzola cheese, and Tabasco until thoroughly combined. (Use a handheld or stand mixer for easy blending.)
  2. Mix cranberries and caramelized onions into cheese mixture until evenly combined.
  3. Place cheese mixture onto plastic wrap, pat and roll into a ball shape, wrap tightly and refrigerate overnight.

Garnish

  1. Remove plastic wrap, reshape into ball, and roll in chopped nuts. (Roll in 2 Tbsp green scallion tops or parsley for extra color, if desired.)
  2. Place cheese ball on serving tray and refrigerate until serving time.
  3. Serve with assorted crackers and/or celery and carrots.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/16
  • Calories: 139
  • Sugar: 5
  • Sodium: 161
  • Fat: 11
  • Carbohydrates: 6.8
  • Protein: 3.1
  • Cholesterol: 30

Keywords: gorgonzola cheese ball recipe, easy cheese ball, caramelized onion cheese ball

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