Apricot Gouda Cheeseball Recipe

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Try serving this Apricot Gouda Cheeseball at your next party!

With the prospect of a new year beginning I’m getting excited.  It is going to be a fantastic year so let’s start it out right!

Apricot Gouda Cheeseball

We aren’t a glamorous group around here, but we sure like to party.  Our New Year’s Eve blowout will start with an array of appetizers   I’ve added all my favorite things to Apricot Gouda Cheeseball, caramelized onion, crunchy bacon, Gouda cheese, and dried apricots.  It’s sweet, salty, and creamy, all rolled in toasted almonds, YUM.  Set out crackers and fresh veggies and watch your guests make themselves at home.

Begin by caramelizing onions, by slowly cooking them in a little olive oil until they are richly browned.  It takes between 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the amount of onions you are slowly cooking. It is worth it! Work on preparing the other ingredients while the onions caramelize.

Cook the bacon until crisp.  Drain from fat and cool.  Then crumble the bacon, I like to whirl mine in my food processor.  Grate the Gouda cheese and mince dried apricots.

Whip softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, and Worcestershire sauce together.  Then add the cooled onions, bacon, cheese, and apricots. Mix together well and chill.

Apricot Gouda Cheeseball

Toast the sliced almonds until fragrant and the edges are just beginning to turn golden brown.  You can do this in a skillet on the stove over medium heat, stirring or shaking frequently to prevent burning. Or spread out on a rimmed baking sheet and toast them in an oven at 350 degrees, stirring every few minutes. Roll Apricot Gouda Cheeseball in nuts and serve with assorted crackers and fresh veggies. Yum!

Apricot Gouda Cheeseball

A cheese ball is a perfect addition to a holiday or New Year’s Eve party! This Apricot Gouda Cheeseball is a tasty appetizer or snack.


Apricot Gouda Cheeseball Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 10-15 mins
Yield: 1 cheese ball | Serves: 6-8


  • 2 (8-ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups Gouda cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, minced
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 sweet onion, minced, caramelized, and cooled
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted


  1. Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce in a food processor or mix well with electric mixer.
  2. Add apricots, bacon, onion, and cheese and chill well.
  3. Roll in toasted almonds and serve with assorted crackers.


gluten free

Ingredients: Bacon, Cheese, Pork
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, New Year's Eve, Super Bowl Party, Gluten Free
Categories: Finger Food and Dips, No Bake

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