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Cranberry jalapeno dip on a white plate with crackers.

Cranberry Jalapeno Dip

  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings


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!!


12 ounces cranberries, fresh and uncooked

3/4 cup granulated white sugar

1/2 cup green onions

12 jalapeno, deseeded

1/4 cup cilantro

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt

16-ounce cream cheese, room temperature


  1. Clean, wash, and dry the cranberries.
  2. 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.
  3. Spread the cream cheese on a plate or leave it as a block.
  4. Top the cream cheese with the jalapeno relish.
  5. You can make this ahead of time, but assemble the relish on top of the room-temperature cream cheese before your guests arrive.


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.

NOTE: For a creamier spread of cream cheese, whip the room tempearture  cream cheese in a glass mixing bowl first before spreading on plate to serve the appetier.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Cranberry jalapeno dip, Cranberry dip with cream cheese, Jalapeno dip, Cranberry jalapeno cream cheese dip