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Gingered Orange Cheesecake Ball

Makes: 24 servings
Prep 25 mins
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  teaspoons  finely shredded orange peel
  • 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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 24,
  • cal. (kcal) 77,
  • Fat, total (g) 7,
  • chol. (mg) 18,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (RE) 0,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 79,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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