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Cherry Walnut Cream Cheese Log

A delicious appetizer, perfect for the holidays.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine All-American
Keyword candied cherries, cream cheese, orange, walnuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 Servings
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • 3 packages 8 oz each cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 cup red and green candied cherries, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted*
  • cinnamon honey pretzel grahams


  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, orange juice, ginger and orange zest until smooth. Fold in cherries. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour.
  • Place walnuts in a shallow bowl. Shape cheese mixture into two 7-inch long logs; roll in walnuts and coat evenly. Wrap logs in plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour. Serve with crackers, pretzels or waffles.
  • *Heat walnuts in a small skillet over medium low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.