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Sweet & Spicy White Cheddar Cheese Ball W/apples & Bacon

 
One serving costs about $0.47

$0.47 per serving

18 people like this recipe

18 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

24 gluten-free,gluten free antipasti,starter,snack,appetizer,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre
spoonacular Score:14%

Spoonacular Score: 14%

 

Sweet & Spicy White Cheddar Cheese Ball W/apples & Bacon takes around around 45 minutes from beginning to end. For 47 cents per serving, this recipe covers 3% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 122 calories, 5g of protein, and 11g of fat. This recipe serves 24. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet. Head to the store and pick up apple, bacon, brown sugar, and a few other things to make it today. 18 people were impressed by this recipe. It is brought to you by Foodista. It works well as a hor d'oeuvre. With a spoonacular score of 13%, this dish is rather bad. Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball, Bacon-Cheddar Cheese Ball, and Smoky Bacon-Cheddar Cheese Ball are very similar to this recipe.

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Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 cups
0.5 cups dried apple
dried apple
2 tsps
2 tsps brandy
brandy
1 tsp
1 tsp maple syrup
maple syrup
6 slices
6 slices bacon
bacon
8 oz
8 oz lowfat cream cheese
lowfat cream cheese
10 oz
10 oz shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps cayenne pepper
cayenne pepper
2 tsps
2 tsps dark brown sugar
dark brown sugar
1 cup
1 cup sweet pecans
sweet pecans
0.5 cups dried apple
0.5 cups
dried apple
2 tsps brandy
2 tsps
brandy
1 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp
maple syrup
6 slices bacon
6 slices
bacon
8 oz lowfat cream cheese
8 oz
lowfat cream cheese
10 oz shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
10 oz
shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
0.25 tsps cayenne pepper
0.25 tsps
cayenne pepper
2 tsps dark brown sugar
2 tsps
dark brown sugar
1 cup sweet pecans
1 cup
sweet pecans

Equipment

food processor
food processor
cutting board
cutting board
paper towels
paper towels
frying pan
frying pan
spatula
spatula
food processor
food processor
cutting board
cutting board
paper towels
paper towels
frying pan
frying pan
spatula
spatula


Instructions

Put apple slices in small dish and sprinkle with brandy and maple syrup while you prep the rest of the recipe. Fry bacon in large skillet, turning frequently, until crisp, then set aside on a paper towel lined plate. Finely chop apples. Combine cream cheese, Adams Reserve New York Extra Sharp Cheddar, cayenne pepper, and apples in food processor. Pulse until mixture is throughly mixed and combined. Combine pecans, brown sugar, and cooled, crumbled bacon in mini-food processor (or wash out regular processor and dry) until finely chopped. Use spatula to remove cheese mixture to a cutting board. Lightly wet hands and roll the cheese into a ball. Roll in the bacon pecan mixture and pat to coat. Arrange on serving platter with crackers and apple slices dipped in lemon juice/water. Enjoy!

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.47
Ingredient
½ cups dried apple
2 teaspoons brandy
1 teaspoon maple syrup
6 slices bacon
8 ounces lowfat cream cheese
10 ounces shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
¼ teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
1 cup sweet pecans
Price
$0.21
$0.31
$0.18
$1.70
$2.59
$3.04
$0.06
$0.03
$3.08
$11.18

Tips

Health Tips

  • Don't make the mistake of assuming turkey bacon is healthier than pork bacon. Read the labels and look for short ingredient lists (not too many artificial ingredients, preservatives, and other additives). If you're watching your sodium intake, pay attention to that too. It is also important to note that the American Institute for Cancer Research has stated the consumption of ANY processed meat could increase your risk of developing cancer. Although it is not yet clear what causes the increased cancer risk, it could be the preservatives or other chemicals commonly used during processing.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Surprising tip: you will end up with better bacon if you add water to the skillet when cooking it on the stovetop. For large amounts of bacon, you can also prepare bacon in the oven.

  • If you have too much bacon (is this even possible?) you can freeze individual slices by laying them between sheets of wax paper. Even better, you can put them on a single sheet of wax paper and roll the paper in such a way that you can just unroll it later and remove however many slices you want.

  • Maple syrup comes in three grades, either A-C or 1-3 depending on where you live. To learn which types are suitable for which uses in the kitchen, check out our lesson on maple syrup in the academy.

Green Tips

  • Apples are at the top of the so-called "dirty dozen" so be sure to buy organic apples (and applesauce, apple juice, etc.) if you are concerned about pesticide residues in your food.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
122 Calories
4g Protein
10g Total Fat
2g Carbs
1% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
122
6%

Fat
10g
16%

  Saturated Fat
4g
27%

Carbohydrates
2g
1%

  Sugar
1g
2%

Cholesterol
21mg
7%

Sodium
154mg
7%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
4g
10%

Calcium
103mg
10%

Manganese
0.2mg
10%

Phosphorus
94mg
9%

Selenium
3µg
5%

Zinc
0.68mg
5%

Vitamin B2
0.08mg
4%

Vitamin A
184IU
4%

Vitamin B12
0.21µg
4%

Vitamin B1
0.05mg
3%

Copper
0.06mg
3%

Magnesium
9mg
2%

Vitamin B5
0.2mg
2%

Potassium
67mg
2%

Vitamin B6
0.04mg
2%

Fiber
0.46g
2%

Vitamin B3
0.3mg
1%

Iron
0.23mg
1%

Folate
4µg
1%

Vitamin E
0.15mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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