Cranberry Jalapeno Dip Recipe

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Cranberries take center stage at the appetizer table in this creamy and colorful cranberry jalapeno dip. Cranberries and jalapenos mixed with lime juice are balanced with just the right amount of sweetened cream cheese.
Appetizer
New American
14
ingredients
10
steps
120
minutes
Chef Lisa has had a long standing appreciation for food, cooking, and nutrition. This passion led her to study Human Foods and Nutrition in college. She was given the opportunity to further her career by working as an executive pastry chef for resorts and hotels, as an healthy eating specialist for Whole Foods Market, and now has her own culinary business, where she helps others explore food, and ultimately, better their lives.

Ingredients

Servings:
15
For the Cream Cheese Base
8 oz
cream cheese, softened
2-3 tblsp
brown sugar
1/4 tsp
salt
For the Cranberry Jalapeno Mixture
8 oz
fresh cranberries
2
jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
1/2
bunch fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
1
scallion, chopped
2
limes, zested and juiced
1/4 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
pepper
1/4 cup(s)
granulated sugar
1/4 tsp
granulated garlic
1/2 tsp
cumin
1/2 tsp
coriander

Directions 10 steps | 120 Minutes

Step 1

In the bowl of a food processor or stand mixer, combine the cream cheese, brown sugar and salt.

Step 2

Mix until well combined and smooth.  

Step 3

In a large plate or shallow bowl, spread the cream cheese mixture evenly, about 1½-inches thick. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

Step 4

Prepare the cranberry jalapeno mixture. In the bowl of a food processor or a blender, combine the cranberries, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, scallions, lime zest, lime juice, salt and pepper.

Step 5

Pulse together for 10 seconds, making sure the cranberries are roughly chopped.

Step 6

In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, granulated garlic, cumin and coriander. 

Step 7

Pour the sugar mixture over the roughly chopped cranberry mixture and pulse together for 5-7 seconds. The dry mixture should have worked itself into the wet mixture at this point. 

Step 8

Transfer the mixture into a medium bowl and stir to evenly distribute the mixture. Marinate to develop the flavors for 2 hours. Once the flavors have developed, strain and drain any excess liquid that may have risen to the surface. 

Step 9

Remove the cream cheese mixture from the refrigerator and using a large spoon, spread the cranberry mixture over the cream cheese mixture.

Step 10

Serve with crackers and enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
82
FAT
5.3 g
PROTEIN
1.1 g
CARBS
8.6 g

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Chrystal G.

Chrystal

28 Jul 2022

Two things I would not think to put together but this works

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