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Strawberry Jalapeño Cheese Ball served with crackers

Strawberry Jalapeño Cheese Ball

This Strawberry Jalapeño Cheese Ball is a festive holiday appetizer. Sweet strawberry jam and spicy jalapeño give it the perfect blend of sweet and heat.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican/Spanish
Keyword Cheese Ball
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 324kcal
Author Echo Blickenstaff



  • Mix the softened cream cheese and white cheddar cheese together using a mixer or by hand.
  • Pour the jar of Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeño Fruit Spread into a mesh strainer that has been placed over a bowl. Stir a few times until about 2 tablespoons of fine jelly are strained into the bowl. Place the contents of the bowl back in the Smucker’s jar and save for later use.
  • Blend the remaining Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeño Fruit Spread with the cheese mixture. When well blended, add jalapeño and parsley.
  • Place two sections of plastic wrap on the counter. Divide the cheese mixture between the two sections. Wrap the mixture into a ball. Make sure it is completely covered with the plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • When ready to serve, unwrap the cheese ball and roll it in the pecan chips until it is completely covered. Serve on a plate or platter with a variety of crackers, celery sticks, carrot sticks, and sliced cucumbers.


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 866IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 1mg