Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

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It’s that time. Christmas parties, office Holiday get togethers, family gatherings, etc.

You want to bring something to contribute to that big party that isn’t sooooooo……BORING.

Let’s take a look at what we’re all used to shall we….

1)  Sausage Balls.

 Don’t get me wrong, I really love sausage balls but they are kinda cliché, don’t kill me, please. Remember I did say I love them.

2) Cheese Ball Rolled in Chopped Nuts.

Very tasty, however – I would like to be able to go to the bathroom in the next week or so. But again, tasty.

3) Rotel Dip.

So ’90’s. Have to admit, can’t resist it. Let me reiterate the whole bathroom situation thing.

4) Fudge.

Not able to classify this by decade – A classic, not the most exciting, hard to resist, but still….

You get the picture. We all do cherish these classic dishes and will continue to use them.


However….People let’s freshen up these holiday shindigs!


Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

Adapted from Jamie Cooks It Up!

12 oz fresh cranberries

1/4 cup green onion, chopped

1/4 cup fresh cilantro

1 small jalapeno pepper, diced small

1 1/4 cup sugar

1/4 tsp cumin

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 dash salt

2 8 oz blocks cream cheese, brought to room temp, but you won’t need it for a few hours

In a food processor, combine cranberries through salt. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Spread cream cheese flat on a serving plate. Stir cranberry mixture well and spoon over cream cheese. Serve with crackers, pita chips, Frito’s….your choice!! Whatever you dip it with will be amazing….

It may just be crack in a different form.




~Dixie Chik~


  • Mama's World
    December 10, 2011 at 2:11 AM

    Luv Cranberries!!!


  • Ruth Malick
    December 8, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    I made this but feel like I’m missing something. All I can taste is the cilantro. No cranberry taste.

  • Dixie Chik
    December 9, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Hmmm….Did you use fresh or dried cilantro? Dried is much more concentrated than fresh, and usually you can use about a third if you’re substituting.

  • carolinaheartstrings
    December 6, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    That looks so good. Cannot wait to try this one out!

  • Denise Whitfield
    December 6, 2011 at 3:40 AM

    I am glad to have found this site !! This sounds sooo gfood . Can not waite to try !!! Add me on to the list of admires for your site, thank you !!!.

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