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Cranberry Jalapeno Dip

Your mouth is going to love you…and so will your guests!

Hello my friends and fellow foodies! It’s that time of year again where we throw our scales under the bed (or out the window), and chow down on amazing food from Thanksgiving to Christmas! Should we feel guilty about such gluttonous behavior? Heck no! So, grab your bib and let’s get started!

      Cranberry Jalapeno Dip

I love this recipe for many reasons… It’s super easy, cheap, and really really good! The jalapeno may be a little scary for some, but I use a small jala. pepper and you can just taste the essence of it. It’s not at all a spicy dip! Taste test it when your making it, and if it’s too hot, add a little more sugar. You can tweak some of the ingredients to suit your taste buds. I usually use a little less sugar, but I will post the recipe how it’s suppose to be made, and let you decide from there!


12 ounces fresh cranberries
5 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced
3/4 cup sugar (more or less, to taste)
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature

How to make:

Place the cranberries in the bowl of your food processor or blender.  Cranberries

Pulse until they are roughly chopped.

Add the green onions, cilantro, jalapeno, sugar, cumin, lemon juice, and salt. green onions, cumin and lemon


Pulse until well combined and finely chopped, but not pureed. Refrigerate for 4 hours (longer if desired, up 24 hours).

Cranberry mixture

Spread the cream cheese on a serving plate or pie plate in an even layer. Top with the cranberry mixture.
Serve with crackers or tortilla chips.

This post has been proudly shared on Our Home Away from Home,  The SITS Girls Saturday Sharefest,  The Homesteader Hop and Simple Saturday’s Blog Hop! Check them out!

Original Recipe from Buns In My Oven Check her out!



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  1. You were right in saying I might be a little nervous about the jalapeno, but now that I see how little there is, this looks amazing! (we have friends that say they used “a little” and I’m in tears at the first bite haha!) Thank you so much for sharing at the Homesteader Hop! I hope to see you next week!

    • Kipper says:

      Thanks so much, Staci!! This is hands down one of my favorite holiday appetizers, and everyone loves it! You can try using just a little bit of Jalapeno pepper, but even with a whole one, it’s still not super spicey!

  2. bj says:

    ummm….this sounds like something my family will love…pinned and bookmarked so i won’t loose it…I’ll make it for T’giving and Christmas, most likely. from Pink Sat

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