Strawberry Pecan Blue Cheese Ball

15 min prepServes 2 people


  • 1 Tablespoon Butter Or Oil
  • 1/3 Cup Pecans Chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar Not Packed
  • 1/2 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • (1) 8 ounce Package Cream Cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon Prepared Balsamic Glaze (make sure its fully cooled before adding)
  • 1/4 Cup Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • 1 Tablespoon Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Prepared Candied Pecans. Hold any remainder for garnish.
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Strawberries Diced


Candy the Pecans
  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Then add your chopped pecans and sugar. Toast until they begin to darken slightly then remove from heat.
For the Balsamic Glaze
  1. In a saucepan combine the sugar and balsamic vinegar. Place over medium heat and reduce to a syrup. This should take about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally throughout the cooking process to prevent burning. Keep in mind the glaze will thicken slightly when cooled. Pour into a container with a lid for storage while still warm.
Make the Cheese Ball
  1. Using a hand or stand mixer, beat the cream cheese balsamic glaze and powdered sugar until smooth. Using a spatula, gently fold in the pecans, and blue cheese crumbles. Form your cheese into a ball and place it into the refrigerator to set for an hour.
  2. Top with fresh strawberries and a drizzle of balsamic glaze before serving. Enjoy!