November 22, 2021 · Written by Foodtolive Team

Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Truffles

Looking for the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer? Savor the delightful blend of flavors and textures in our Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Truffles. These elegant, bite-sized treats bring together the richness of cheese, the tartness of cranberries, and the nutty crunch of pistachios, making them a perfect choice for any gathering or as a gourmet snack to enjoy.

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 0 min | Refrigerate Time: 1 hour | Total Time: 1 hour 15 min | Servings: 14 truffles

cranberry pistachio cheese truffles


cranberry pistachio cheese truffles


  1. Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Shape the mixture into 14 small balls using a spoon, then place them on a plate. Refrigerate until they become firm, which usually takes about 1 hour.
  2. In a shallow bowl, mix together pistachios and dried cranberries. Roll the cheese balls in this pistachio-cranberry mixture. Allow them to sit at room temperature for 15 min before serving. If you’re not serving them immediately, loosely cover with plastic wrap and return to the fridge.
  3. Insert a pretzel stick into each truffle and enjoy!

cranberry pistachio cheese truffles


  • You can make these up to three days before, store them in the refrigerator sealed in an airtight container.
  • Little pretzel sticks are the perfect accompaniment, but feel free to leave them out.
  • If you would like, use walnuts, almonds, or pecans instead of pistachios.

This recipe adapted from Delish

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