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Baked Cheeseballs Recipe

Dead easy cheeseballs to make, with surprise fruit-and-nut centres that give them a bit of sophistication.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Cooking Temperature 190 C / 375 F / Gas Mark 5
Course Starters


  • Grate cheese; set aside.
  • Cut the dates into halves; set aside.
  • Start heating your oven to 190 C / 375 F / Gas Mark 5.
  • Zap the butter in the microwave in a large, microwave-safe bowl until it is just melted. Remove from microwave, and mix in the grated cheese and salt. Stir in the flour and mix well to form a stiff dough.
  • Tear off a tablespoon or so of the dough. Press into the centre a date half and a pecan half, then fold the dough around them, and press the dough to mould it into a ball with the fruit and nut completely enclosed. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat until all the dough is used up.
  • Then pop into the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.


For the nuts, use pecan halves. You can also use walnut halves.
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