1 C dried cranberries, chopped
1/4 C frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
16 oz cream cheese, softened to room temp
1/4 C confectioners' sugar
3/4 C pecans, coarsely chopped
1 T butter
2 T sugar
Crackers, for serving
Chop cranberries in a food processor or blender.
Add cream cheese, OJ and sugar. Blend in processor until all is creamed together.
Place onto sheet of wax paper and shape into a ball the best you can. Let it chill overnight to stiffen up a bit. You can shape it better the next day when it is a little harder.
For pecans, melt butter in a pan on medium heat. Add pecans and sugar and mix well stirring frequently, about 3-5 minutes. Do not let pecans burn!
Place pecans on a sheet of waxed paper spreading them out to let cool.
Right before serving, take cheese ball from fridge and press pecans all over until covered. Place cheese ball on a plate or platter and serve with crackers such as Ritz.
I am bringing this for Thanksgiving dinner 2012!