This Cranberry Jalapeno Dip has an amazing combination of sweet, spicy and tangy flavors that is perfect to serve as a party crowd pleaser during the holidays. The tart cranberries are offset with the sweetness of sugar and cream cheese, which is complimented with the heat of the jalapeños. It is a perfectly balanced dip, packed full of flavor!!
Cranberry jalapeno cream cheese dip
If you have tried the delicious cranberry jalapeno dip from Costco then you are really going to love making this cream cheese dip at home.
The cranberries provide a tangy fruity base while the jalapeños kick up the flavor with spiciness! Serving it with a salty crackers or chips further compliments the dip by adding a savory element.
This delightful show stopper creamy cranberry jalapeno dip recipe is the perfect dip to serve as an appetizer for a family gathering or a party at Thanksgiving or Christmas.
You can also make this easy cranberry jalapeno dip ahead of time or right before your guests arrive if you are in a hurry with only 10 minutes of prep time. It is easy to adjust the level of spiciness in this versatile dish.
This is one of those dip recipes that is 'morish' as it will have your guests coming back for more. It is that GOOD!!! Try this as a spread on your next leftover holiday turkey sandwich ... pure bliss!!
Start a new tradition by serving this amazing easy homemade cranberry dip recipe at your next holiday party or get together to impress your guests!! Also try my delicious pizza dip recipe, easy Pico De Gallo, cranberry sauce and yummy guacamole dip.
Why you'll love this recipe
- Easy homemade cranberry cream cheese dip
- Make ahead recipe that takes only 10 minutes to make
- Perfectly balanced dip packed full of flavor
- Best appetizer for your next holiday party
- Great dip recipe to bring to a gathering
- The perfect Christmas appetizer or Thanksgiving appetizer
- Cranberries - fresh only
- Granulated Sugar
- Green Onions
- Jalapeno - deseeded
- Lemon Juice
- Salt - coarse Kosher salt
- Cream Cheese
You can substitute the cream cheese by using goat cheese or baked brie.
Step by step instructions for how to make cranberry jalapeno dip
STEP ONE - Clean, wash, and dry the cranberries.
STEP TWO - In a food processor add the cranberries, sugar, green onions, jalapeno, cilantro, lemon juice, and salt. Pulse for 10-15 seconds or until combined. Taste to see if you need to add more sugar or salt.
STEP THREE - Spread the cream cheese on a plate or leave it as a block.
STEP FOUR - Top the cream cheese with the jalapeno relish.
Add chopped pecans on top of the this cranberry cream cheese dip for a nutty flavor and texture.
You can make jalapeno dip with bacon by adding some crispy bacon or bacon bits as a topping for a perfect salty savory flavor.
Orange and cranberries always seem like best friends to me as a great pairing and you can add some orange zest to really add a crisp bright citrus flavor.
What to serve with cranberry jalapeno dip
- Favorite crackers salted or unsalted
- Tortilla Chips
- Corn Chips
- Veggies cut up
- Use it as a sandwich spread (amazing on a leftover turkey sandwich!!)
Sandra's top tips for making the best cranberry jalapeno dip with cream cheese
- Only use fresh cranberries in this recipe
- If you like more heat add more jalapeños
- Let it 'mingle' by storing it the fridge for 12 to 24 hours really helps the flavors meld and give that 'wow factor ' as when it is first made it will not have as much flavor
- Make sure to chop the cranberries finely to ensure the flavor is well distributed
Make it ahead of time
You can make this cranberry cream cheese dip up to 3 days ahead stored in the fridge before serving. When it is chilled in the fridge overnight it really allows the flavors to meld and blend for the best flavor results.
How long does cranberry jalapeno dip last?
Store your leftover cranberry relish in the fridge covered with wrap or in an airtight container for up to 5 days.Print