Cranberry-Jalapeño Cream Cheese Dip
November 11, 2022
The red and green tones of this flavorful Cranberry-Jalapeño Cream Cheese Dip are perfect for the holidays and super simple to make. So, tantalize your guest's tastebuds with this sweet, spicy, tart, and creamy appetizer!
- Course: Side Dish
- Cuisine: American
- Servings 8
- Prep Time 15 minutes
- Passive Time 5 hours
Use only fresh ingredients – not dried or frozen!
- 12 oz fresh cranberries
- 4-5 green onions chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and finely diced
- 3/4 cup sugar more or less to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice from about 1 large lemon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 8-oz Philadelphia plain whipped cream cheese light or regular, softened
- Crackers for serving
- Pulse the cranberries in a food processor or blender until coarsely chopped (alternately, you can do this task by hand). Add the green onions, cilantro, jalapeno, sugar, cumin, lemon juice and salt and pulse until the ingredients are well combined and finely chopped. Transfer the mixture to a covered bowl or tupperware and refrigerate for 4 hours (or up to overnight) so the flavors have time to develop and the cranberries lose a bit of their tartness.
- When ready to serve, spread the cream cheese in an even layer on a serving plate or 9-inch pie dish. Top with the cranberry-jalapeno mixture, spreading evenly over the top of the cream cheese.
- Refrigerate for up to an hour before serving. Serve with crackers or tortilla chips.
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