Pistachio Cranberry Bacon Cheese Ball

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This crowd-pleasing Pistachio Cranberry Bacon Cheese Ball is packed with the flavour and texture, and it’s a perfect way for the New Year Eve celebration.

Hello, everyone! I hope you had a fabulous and relaxed holiday. Our holiday was great – we spent exactly the way I wanted. Food, walks (We didn’t have White Christmas, but at least the weather was beautiful, not too cold and sunny), naps, board games, movies, and more food. Perfect Christmas, I won’t like.

While Christmas might be over, the holiday season isn’t yet! I know many people don’t care for New Year’s Eve celebration, but I don’t see the reason not to enjoy the holiday as longer as possible. Also, Andrey’s birthday is on January 2nd, so we don’t technically wrap up the season until that day. That’s okay, though – we will all face January soon which is statistically the most depressing month of the year, so let’s enjoy now as much as possible!

This delightful Pistachio Cranberry Bacon Cheese Ball is an excellent way to go. It’s jam-packed with the flavour and texture you will certainly enjoy:

  • Smoked cheddar gives a very bold flavour (If you don’t have it on hand or want a milder flavour, use regular cheddar);
  • Crispy bacon cooked with fragrant rosemary;
  • Dried cranberries;
  • Pistachios;
  • Juicy pomegranate arils for the outer layer
  • Aromatic thyme, nutmeg, and clementine – to enhance the cheese ball with all the festive vibes

As you see, there’s nothing not to like about this Pistachio Cranberry Bacon Cheese Ball. However, if you don’t like some of the elements, simply omit or substitute. This cheeseball is highly versatile and forgiving.

See you soon!

3 thoughts on “Pistachio Cranberry Bacon Cheese Ball

  1. Katherine | Love In My Oven says:

    My mother-in-law’s birthday is also January 2nd! It’s always kind of nice to extend the celebrations post NYE, right? Another reason to eat cake :)
    I love this beautiful ball, including the pretty pomegranate! A delicious way to celebrate. I’m happy to hear your holidays were nice and peaceful!!

  2. David @ Spiced says:

    I agree with you about January. It’s just so cold and dreary. But this cheeseball would certainly make things happier around here. We’re having friends over for a game night on New Year’s Eve, and this cheeseball might need to make an appearance…you want to come down and join us?? :-) I love the bacon + smoked cheddar here…it’s right up my alley in terms of favorite flavors!
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