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Cranberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip

cranberry jalapeno cream cheese dip Appetizer
Cranberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 6 hr 10 min
  • Servings 6

Sweet, spicy and creamy dip with cranberry and jalapeños = even more Christmas cheer. MORE+ LESS-

Updated December 6, 2018

Ingredients

1
bag (12 oz) fresh cranberries
1
jalapeño, stemmed, seeded and coarsely chopped
1
cup granulated sugar
2
tablespoons lime juice
1/2
teaspoon cumin
Pinch salt
2
packages (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

Steps

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  • 1
    In a food processor or by hand, chop cranberries and jalapeño to a fine dice.
  • 2
    Add sugar, lime juice, cumin and salt and pulse a few times or stir to combine. Pour mixture into a bowl, cover and place in refrigerator at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • 3
    Spread softened cream cheese into a large rimmed dish (a 9-inch pie plate works well). Top cream cheese with cranberry-jalapeño mixture.
  • 4
    Cover and place in refrigerator 2 hours to set.
  • 5
    Serve dip with crackers.
 

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • Cranberries and jalapenos may seem like an unusual pair given their very distinct flavors, but the heat from the jalapenos balances the tartness of the cranberries quite nicely. Add a cream cheese-sugar mixture and this dip gets slightly sweeter, but still offers a hint of spice thanks to cumin and the jalapenos. The best part about this dip (besides the 10-minute prep and need for very few ingredients) is that it can be made ahead of time, so you can have more time putting the finishing touches on your party or getting ready. Easy entertaining is our favorite kind of entertaining so we’ve got more creamy, cheesy dips where that came from.

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