Gingered Orange Cheesecake Ball

Serve this dessert-style cheese ball with fruit, cookies, and toasted pound cake. Toast pound cake slices by placing them on a baking sheet and broiling 3 to 4 inches from the heat for 15 to 30 seconds each side or until golden.

  • Makes: 24 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
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Gingered Orange Cheesecake Ball
Ingredients
1
8 ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel)
1/2
cup butter (no substitutes)
1/3
cup sifted powdered sugar
1 1/2
1
tablespoon orange juice
2
teaspoons very finely chopped crystallized ginger
3
tablespoons toasted coconut
3
tablespoons finely chopped toasted macadamia nuts
 
Fresh fruit, such as pear slices, apple slices, pineapple wedges, star fruit slices, strawberries
 
Toasted pound cake slices and/or shortbread cookies
Directions
  1. Combine cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, orange peel, and orange juice in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed about 30 seconds or until combined. Stir in ginger. Line a 1-1/2- to 2-cup mold with plastic wrap. Carefully spoon in cheese mixture, pressing gently; spread top to smooth it. Cover and chill for 3 to 24 hours.
  2. To serve, invert mold onto a serving platter; remove plastic wrap. Top with nuts and coconut. Serve with fruit and pound cake and/or shortbread cookies. Makes 24 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Gingered Orange Cheesecake Ball)
    Per serving:
  • 77 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 18 mg chol.,
  • 79 mg sodium,
  • 2 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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