Linkie’s Cranberry Chutney Cheese Ball

Celebrity Chef Linkie Marais joined The Rhode Show Friday, to make a Cranberry Chutney Cheese Ball.

Cranberry Chutney Ingredients:

2 cups dried cranberries (Craisins)
¾ cup dried apricots
½ cup dried blueberries
3½ cups cranberry juice
¼ cup light brown sugar
1 red onion
3 cloves garlic
1 lime
1-2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
½ tsp kosher salt
½ tsp black pepper
2½ Tbsp fresh rosemary (chopped)

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Cranberry Chutney Method:

  1. Sautee onions in medium saucepan with some olive oil until translucent.
  2. Add all other ingredients.
  3. Cook on high until the mixture comes to a boil.
  4. Boil on high for 3-5 minutes, then turn heat down to medium and boil for an additional 10-15 minutes or until mixture thickens.
  5. Cool down and use room temperature or heated up.

Cheese Ball Ingredients:

1 (8 oz.) Cream Cheese (room temperature)

2 cups Sharp White Cheddar Cheese

½ cup Cranberry Chutney (recipe on bottom)

½ tsp. Italian Seasoning

½ tsp. Paprika

½ tsp. Salt

1/8 tsp. Ground Black Pepper

½ cup Craisins

½ cup Walnuts

 

Cheese Ball Method:

  1. Beat cream cheese and cheddar cheese together.
  2. Add chutney and seasonings and mix until all ingredients are blended well.
  3. Place craisins and walnuts into a food processor and pulse until it is chopped finely.
  4. Tear off a piece of plastic wrap (11” long). Pour walnut craisin mixture on wrap.
  5. Scoop cheese mixture on top of walnut mixture and roll into a ball, coating with the walnut mixture as you go.
  6. Wrap cheeseball firmly and refrigerate until set up (about 1 hour).
  7. Serve with crackers of your choice.

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