Sweet and Savory Cheese Ball Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Sweet and Savory Cheese Ball

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"This unique cheese ball is easy to prepare. A spread of sweet strawberry preserves tantalizes the tongue before savory bacon and cheese take center stage. Serve with crackers!"

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix bacon, Cheddar cheese, green onions and mayonnaise. Adjust the amount of mayonnaise as needed, using just enough to make the mixture stick together.
  3. Mold the mixture into a ball. Spread ball with strawberry preserves. Chill in the refrigerator until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 22, 2005

This is really good. I served it on Father's day as an apppetizer and I had to print out the recipe for everyone! Instead of making it into a ball form, I used a small bundt pan to shape it. I spooned the strawberry preserves into the hole in the center. Made for a very pretty presentation. Give it a try!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 20, 2006

I had to wrap them in biscit mix. Without it just seemed to plan and gresy


7 Ratings

May 29, 2005

I made this for a retirement party and it was a big hit. Instead of strawberry preserves I used raspberry jam.

Jul 12, 2005

This is very simple, and a little bit different than your typical cheese ball. The flavors really do meld well together.

May 05, 2003

I loved this! Sweet and cheesy.

Nov 09, 2009

Too salty and still not sure if I will serve it a the party I made it for. After tasting, I wanted to throw it away but a few mins later I wanted more...so who knows. I ate a few crackers more and seem to sort of like it...we'll see what the party people say....

Dec 14, 2004

This cheeseball is the best! It goes great on toast points


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  • Calories
  • 187 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.5 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 16.6 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 246 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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