Garlic and Brown Sugar Cheese Ball Recipe -
Garlic and Brown Sugar Cheese Ball Recipe
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Garlic and Brown Sugar Cheese Ball

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"It's a strange sounding combination, but EVERYONE who has tried it loves it. Goes over great at parties with your favourite crackers."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 min

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Mix the garlic powder into the softened cream. Form into a ball, and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. Place the butter and brown sugar in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook 1 minute on High in the microwave, or until butter and brown sugar are melted. Mix in Worcestershire sauce and pecans. Chill 1 hour in the refrigerator, stirring often so that the butter and sugar do not separate.
  3. Spread butter mixture over the cheese ball, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 09, 2007

This is an amazing new flavor. Plan this to be among other dishes at a party, a bit strong for eating more than a few bites. Idea for easier prep: Spread cream cheese and garlic mixture on a plate and once the "sauce" has thickened spread over cream cheese. If you choose to do this think about using a dish with a rim so it can be covered with plastic wrap (otherwise as I learned the wrap stuck to the topping)

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 09, 2006

I generally love savory/sweet flavors together, but this didn't turn out so great. It sounded like it would work well together, but the garlic was waaayyy too strong - and I'm a garlic lover. And the worcestershire in the sugar/butter/nut mixture threw the whole thing off, in my opinion. I'm keeping this cheese ball, though, as I think I can use it to make a sort of sauce for chicken or pork...can't see wasting it. I may try making it again - but reduce the amount of garlic powder, drastically, and omit the worcestershire all together.


20 Ratings

Mar 24, 2006

This was a very good cheeseball but I used 2 blocks of cream cheese because the amount of garlic that the recipe calls for is just too much. Also, this cheeseball was much better served at room temperature instead of right out of the fridge.

Mar 26, 2008

Based on previous reviews, I used fresh minced garlic and only used one small clove. I also used only 1/2 tsp. worcestershire in the topping. I served this in mini parmesan cups, as a base for an appetizer with shredded roasted pork. Layered the cream cheese mixture, pork, topping. It was really good, but be sure to reduce the amount of garlic if you make this!

Aug 05, 2006

This is a great cheese ball! I was a little worried when I read the ingredients, but I believe anything made with brown sugar can't be too bad, so I took a chance. I took the advice of some of the other reviewers and put less garlic powder in and it came out fabulous. Great recipe!

Oct 22, 2005

A hit for sure! I first encountered this cheeseball at a good friends family gathering...they call it "the bomb". Good with or without pecan. A easy recipe to play around with ingredient wise. Can even add abit of heat(spice) to the cheese mixture. Fresh garlic and a bit of salt in the cheese is good too. All in all it is very good just made the way described in this recipe and yes everyone(except those who hate garlic) will love it!

Dec 01, 2008

This was an excellent cheese ball. Big hit with the family. Have already made several times.

May 21, 2008

If people say what an odd combination, they are right. Still somehow it works. Folks either liked it a lot or thought it was "different, but tasty".


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  • Calories
  • 157 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 129 mg
  • 5%

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

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