Cranberry Jalapeno Dip
Credit: Sparrows & Lily
12 oz uncooked Cranberries, Chopped
1 Jalapeno, Seeded
1/4 cup Green Onions
2 tbsp Cilantro
1 1/4 cup Sugar
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
1/3 tsp Salt
2 cups (16oz) Cream Cheese, Softened
• Chop up the cranberries, into little pieces. We cut them length wise once, then 3-5 times width wise. Set aside in medium mixing bowl.
• Seed the Jalapeno, then dice it up, into tiny pieces. Place in the bowl with the cranberries.
• Chop up the Cilantro and Green Onion, add it to the bowl of cranberries.
• Pour the Sugar, Salt, and Lemon Juice over top of the Cranberries. Mix everything together gently, until combined.
• Cover it with Plastic Wrap, and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour. We left it in there for 5 hours. SEE NOTES.
• Take the Cranberry mixture out of the fridge and with a small hole strainer, drain all the liquid.
• Make sure your Cream Cheese is softened, and spread it evenly in a glass dish or pie plate. (Approx. 9×9)
• Evenly spread the cranberry mixture over top of the Cream Cheese, leave in fridge until ready to serve.
• Take out of the fridge and eat with Ritz Crackers.
MenuDuet’s Notes: In the picture displayed;
–Make sure you chop the cranberries by hand, if you use a food processor they will turn to liquid.
-The longer the cranberry mixture stays in the fridge, the less bitter it tastes. You can even leave it in there overnight. We did 5 hours, and thought it was perfect!
First off, I just have to say that this dish was nice to look at with the bright red and green colors coming off of it, very pleasing to the eyes. Luckily for us that wasn’t the only pleasing thing about it, the taste was absolutely amazing! Even people skeptic about it, (due to the jalapenos) found the taste pleasing.
We had brought it over as an appetizer before Thanksgiving dinner, and there was none to take home, which is a win in our cooking books.
We will definitely be making this again, especially for holidays. The only downfall is the chopping of the cranberries which is very time consuming, but other then that, the dish itself was quit easy to make.
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I took the picture displayed, with my camera.