Most appetizers are savory, but there are times you want something which has a sweeter leaning without being as sweet as candy or cookies. This Cinnamon Spice Cheese Ball is a favorite of mine and fills the gap nicely. Here we combine Cornaby’s Berry Cinnamon Spice* gourmet jam with cream cheese for a cheese ball that will surprise and delight your party guests.
* Cornaby’s Cinnamon Spice jam used to be called cinnaberry. This is a new formulation but still combines raspberries, cranberries, cinnamon and cloves to create an amazing holiday spread. Perfect with turkey, ham, on a fresh roll or in a cheese ball!
Cinnamon Berry Spice Cheese Ball
12 ounces low-fat cream cheese, softened
2-4 Tablespoons powdered sugar (Depending on how sweet you want the final product)
1 Tablespoon E-Z Gel
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
8 ounce Cornaby’s Cinnamon Berry Spice jam
Combine ingredients in the order listed with an electric or stand mixer. Refrigerate cheese ball for at least 30 minutes before serving. For extra crunch roll in pecan pieces. Serve with graham crackers, vanilla wafer crackers, or savory crackers. The salt and sweet is really yummy together.