Apricot Cheese Ball

Appetizers, Desserts


8 ounces cream cheese softened

1/3 cup ricotta cheese

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon honey

peel from 1/2 lemon finely grated

1/3 cup dried apricots finely chopped

2 tablespoons golden raisins

1 tablespoon water

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger

1 tablespoon melted butter


Combine cheeses, juice, honey & grated peel. Beat together until smooth.
Boil apricots, raisins & water to soften fruit. Let cool
Mix fruits with cheese mixture. Chill.
Combine nuts, ginger and melted butter.
Form cheese-fruit mixture into a ball and roll in nut mixture. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill.
Serve at room temperature