Pomegranate Crusted Cheese Ball Recipe

Easy to Make 7-Ingredient Holiday Pomegranate Crusted Cheese Ball Recipe on ASpicyPerspective.comEasy 7-Ingredient Pomegranate Crusted Cheese Ball Recipe just in time for your holiday gatherings. A party isn’t a party without a cheese ball!

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With all your holiday meal planning, it’s easy to forget about the appetizers until the last minute.

We cook for hours to prepare the perfect dinner, only to remember 15 minutes before the guests arrive, that we don’t have anything to serve with pre-dinner cocktails.

It happens to the best of us.


But not this year. This year you’re going to be ready…

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When your holiday guests walk into your kitchen (which is where everyone always ends up in my house) they are going to be greeted by a gorgeous jewel of a party snack, my Pomegranate Crusted Cheese Ball Recipe.

This show-stopping appetizer is so easy to make, your kids or spouse could do it for you while you’re wrapping up dinner preparations.

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You simply place the cheese ball ingredients in a food processor, pulse a few times, roll the mixture into a ball, and cover with pomegranate arils.


Easy 7-Ingredient Holiday Pomegranate Crusted Cheese Ball Recipe on ASpicyPerspective.com

The rich creamy interior is speckled with tangy cranberries and chive with a coating of perky pomegranate all around the edges for contrast.

You can serve this Pomegranate Crusted Cheese Ball Recipe with crackers, chips, or cut veggies and allow your party guests to help themselves.

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Believe me, they will.

The shimmering pomegranate crust is a tractor-beam of delicious appeal, drawing your guests back again and again.

7-Ingredient Holiday Pomegranate Crusted Cheese Ball on ASpicyPerspective.com

You can make this easy 7-Ingredient Pomegranate Crusted Cheese Ball Recipe several days ahead and refrigerate so it’s ready the day of your event.

Just remember to sit it out at room temperature an hour ahead to warm and soften.

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Of all our go-to holiday party snacks, this is a stand-out. Give it a try this year!

Pomegranate Crusted Cheese Ball Recipe

Yield: 15-20

Prep Time:20 minutes

5 / 5 (3 Reviews)
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Pomegranate Crusted Cheese Ball Recipe for the holidays! This easy 7-Ingredient recipe is so delicious, and quick to put together. Plus it looks gorgeous on the table!


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces white cheddar, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped chive
  • 1 large pomegranate (or 2 small)


  1. Place the cream cheese, shredded cheddar, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne in the food processor. Pulse to combine. Then add in the cranberries and chive and pulse again until evenly mixed.
  2. Scoop the cheese mixture out of the food processor and form into a ball by hand. Place on a serving platter.
  3. Remove the arils from the pomegranate and press the pointed ends into the cheese ball, covering completely. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Set out an hour before serving to soften. Place a few extra pieces of chive in the top if you want it to look like it has a stem. Serve the cheese ball with chips, crackers, or cut veggies.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 15-20, Serving Size: 20

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 94 Calories
  • Total Fat: 7.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.9g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg
  • Sodium: 115mg
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Sugar: 1.8g
  • Protein: 3.8g
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17 comments on “Pomegranate Crusted Cheese Ball Recipe

  1. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted November 23, 2015 at 9:43 am Reply

    Love me some cheese balls, but this version is gorgeous! 

  2. Jenny Flakeposted November 23, 2015 at 9:52 am Reply

    What a fun and delicious cheese ball!  So festive!

  3. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted November 23, 2015 at 10:27 am Reply

    SO creative!! Love this 

    Rating: 5
  4. Mariaposted November 23, 2015 at 10:36 am Reply

    Those pomegranates are gorgeous!

  5. Marla Meridithposted November 23, 2015 at 11:34 am Reply

    This is absolutely beautiful & so creative!!

  6. Aggie @ Aggie's Kitchenposted November 23, 2015 at 3:08 pm Reply

    Ok, now that is just beautiful!!

  7. naomiposted November 23, 2015 at 4:02 pm Reply

    Whoa! So gorgeous – a perfect holiday appetizer!

  8. Heather Christoposted November 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm Reply

    This is SO cool! It looks like a little jewel!

  9. Gaby Dalkinposted November 24, 2015 at 1:22 am Reply

    WOW this is so cool looking! and the pop of the pom seeds is perfect with cheese!

  10. brandiposted November 24, 2015 at 2:39 pm Reply

    that is gorgeous! almost looks too good to eat. *almost*

    Rating: 5
  11. Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madnessposted November 24, 2015 at 6:08 pm Reply

    I have never tried making a cheese ball before, but I really want to now. This is gorgeous!!

  12. Megan {Country Cleaver}posted November 27, 2015 at 6:36 pm Reply

    This looks like it’s JEWELED!! It’s so beautiful, and I’m sure it tastes incredible, too! 

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  17. Nancyposted December 27, 2017 at 1:17 pm Reply

    Looks very tasty!! And the photos are made so good that i almost feel the smell of the dish! If you need professional photographer who can make beautiful food photography I can advice that one http://www.atsaltstudio.com/food-photography

    Rating: 5