Apple Bacon Cheese Ball
A simple & svaoury appetizer, perfect for any holiday or get together. Best with fresh, local apples, so make sure to use your favourite!
Makes 12 servings
Chef Tip: You can make this recipe vegetarian by subbing in caramelized onions for the bacon. Omit Worcestershire.
Variety Tip: *Crispin was used in this recipe
|1 lb||plain cream cheese, room temperature|
|2 cups||grated cheddar cheese|
|1/8 lb||Ontario apples* (1-2 depending on size), cored and diced|
|1/4 cup||chopped chives + more for topping|
|1 tsp||Worcestershire sauce|
|7||slices bacon, sliced OR use leftover crumbled bacon|
- Place cream cheese and cheddar cheese into a large mixing bowl. Mix until well combined. Stir in Worcestershire. Add apples and chives and mix until blended. Form into large ball using your hands.
- Place large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until crispy, about 8 minutes. Drain and pat bacon dry.
- Combine bacon, additional chopped chives if using, and additional diced apple if using. Using your hands, stick bacon mixture all around the cheese ball until nicely coated.
- Place into refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.
Recipe developed for Ontario Apple Growers by The Cookie Writer