TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped tart apple
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Additional chopped pecans, toasted Vanilla wafers, sugar cookies or assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 104 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 67mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, apple, pecans and cinnamon. Shape into a log; roll in toasted pecans. Cover and refrigerate. Remove from the refrigerator 20 minutes before serving. Serve with vanilla wafers, cookies or crackers. Yield: 1 cheese log.
Originally published as Festive Apple-Cheese Log in Taste of Home December/January 2000, p8

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saw-whet User ID: 2849135 51041
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2012

"easy to make and pretty. I used 1/2 of a honey crisp apple, organic cream cheese, and 1 cup of toasted pecans for the outside. (For toasting nuts, I place them on a cookie sheet in a 350 oven for 4 minutes, and use a timer.) Served with ritz crackers. My guests said it was very good."

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