Cherry Cheese Log Recipe

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Bonnie Hernandez Modified: March 22, 2022

How To Make Cherry Cheese Log

This rich and creamy cherry cheese log is infused with the fresh flavors of orange zest and ginger, then cored with a crunchy layer of pecan.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking:
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 10ozmaraschino cherries
  • 24ozcream cheese,(3 blocks) softened
  • 2tbspsugar
  • 1orange,zested
  • ½tspground ginger
  • 1cuppecans,chopped

Instructions

  1. Drain the cherries, then rinse them very well.

  2. Chop the cherries, rinse them again, and dry them with a paper towel until the paper towel is not becoming red every time it touches them. (The cherries must be very dry and well rinsed).

  3. In a stand mixer (or a large bowl with a hand mixer), beat the cream cheese, sugar, orange zest, and ground ginger until well combined, then barely fold in the cherries.

  4. Scoop the cream cheese mixture onto a large 15×30-inch piece of plastic wrap.

  5. Shape the cream cheese into a log-like mixture, then close the plastic wrap over it. Twist the edges in opposite directions to have a tight log shape.

  6. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  7. Remove the cheese from the refrigerator and unroll from the plastic wrap, then roll it in the pecan pieces until well coated.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 151.67kcal
  • Fat: 12.71g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.73g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.13g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.39g
  • Fiber: 0.91g
  • Sugar: 7.20g
  • Protein: 2.14g
  • Cholesterol: 31.18mg
  • Sodium: 103.97mg
  • Calcium: 39.29mg
  • Potassium: 68.91mg
  • Iron: 0.28mg
  • Vitamin A: 104.72µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.95mg
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