Spicy Cranberry Sauce and Cream Cheese Dip
This ultra flavorful cranberry sauce turned dip is a perfect appetizer for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years or any party or gathering.
Servings Prep Time
1platter 5Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20Minutes 2Hours
Servings Prep Time
1platter 5Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20Minutes 2Hours
Ingredients
Basic Cranberry Sauce
Dip
Instructions
Basic Cranberry Sauce
  1. Wash cranberries and place them in a saucepan with water and sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
Assemble the Dip
  1. Place the whole jalapeno in a pot of water, covering completely. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Remove and let cool.
  2. Remove the stem and seeds from the jalapenos (you may want to use gloves) and mince them.
  3. Add cranberry sauce, cilantro, jalapenos, lemon juice, green onion, and salt to a bowl and mix well. Let sit for 2 hours or so in the fridge for flavors to incorporate.
  4. Pour over 1/2 the sauce over a block of cream cheese, serve with pita chips.
Recipe Notes

I like to make this cranberry sauce an appetizer by pouring it over a block of cream cheese and serving with pita chips, but it would also be delicious on turkey or even wrapped up in baked brie. If you find a new use for it, please share with me!