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Apple Cheddar Cheese Ball

These everyone's favorite cheese balls go well in any parties or gatherings. You can also enjoy these as an evening snack with tea or coffee.
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Makes 24 Servings
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Ingredients
Directions
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In a large bowl, use a rubber spatula to blend the cream cheese with the maple syrup
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Using the rubber spatula, fold in the chopped gala apples and sharp cheddar shreds
3
Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight to make the mixture easier to handle and shape
4
Spread the chopped pecans on a large plate. With wet hands, shape the chilled cheese mixture into a ball shape, then roll in the chopped nuts
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Wrap in plastic wrap, pressing the nuts into the cheese ball as you wrap. Refrigerate until ready to serve
6
Arrange the cheese ball on a large plate or platter and serve with the crackers