This is a fun dip that is both sweet and spicy. I got the recipe by varying other cranberry salsa and dip recipes I have found. I got the idea of the fusion of oil from a friend. There are many ideas for use and a great item to take along when you want to surprise your friends with something they probably have not tried. Serve with Triscuits®, pita chips, or crackers.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a saucepan over medium heat; add oil. Stir cranberries into hot oil and cook until cranberries absorb most of oil, 5 to 10 minutes. Mix sugar, water, jalapeno peppers, lemon juice, cilantro, and salt into cranberries; cook until reduced and softened, 10 to 15 more minutes. Add more water if needed.

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  • Pulse cranberry mixture in a food processor or blender until very smooth; cool completely.

  • Stir cooled cranberry mixture and cream cheese together in a bowl until smooth and creamy.

Cook's Note:

You may add more or less sugar to taste. You may also want another jalapeno to add more heat. Can use coconut oil instead of vegetable oil.

This makes a great spread for sandwiches or add to crackers and add turkey for a colorful appetizer. Also makes a great addition to a turkey dinner in lieu of cranberry sauce.

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; protein 2.2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 21.7g 7% DV; fat 13.2g 20% DV; cholesterol 30.8mg 10% DV; sodium 119.6mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2013
Ok I haven't tried it yet but I'm sure its gonna be a five star I was just wondering what do you think about FRESH Cranberries. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2014
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2013
Ok I haven't tried it yet but I'm sure its gonna be a five star I was just wondering what do you think about FRESH Cranberries. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2014
If you exchange all the dried ingredients with fresh (and halve the oil) you get a much tastier more vibrant dish. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2014
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2017
I'm torn on how to rate this recipe fairly but I am giving it a 4 for taste. I did use less sugar as the recipe submitter mentioned but that is not where the problem came in. The problem for me was what color the cranberry mixture turned in the food processor. I assumed the brightness of the cranberries would overpower the green of the peppers leaving me with a pretty red/pink sauce. Wrong. Instead I ended up with a very off putting color and one that was not appetizing. I ended up chopping more pepper and cranberries to add to the dish to make it a little more visually appealing. The cranberry mix was pretty when it came off of the stove so my suggestion is to dice the dried cranberries prior to putting them on the stove and then skip the whole blending process. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2014
Fresh cranberries are a must too. Makes ALL the difference. Pulse them with cilantro and jalapeño. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2014
This was amazing!! I ended up shaping it into a cheese ball. It would have been excellent rolled in nuts. Everyone at my party asked for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/19/2014
too thick and too sweet. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2018
I added a bit more jalapeno's but it was fabulous!!! Perfect blend of sweet and spicy. Read More