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


  1. 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.
  2. Place large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until crispy, about 8 minutes. Drain and pat bacon dry.
  3. 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.
  4. Place into refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.

Recipe developed for Ontario Apple Growers by The Cookie Writer