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This cranberry jalapeno dip is a festive Christmas recipe that makes a perfect appetizer for your holiday parties!

Cranberry Jalapeno Dip

This cranberry jalapeno dip is a festive holiday appetizer for Thanksgiving or Christmas!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry jalapeno cream cheese dip, cranberry jalapeno dip
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 14 servings
Calories 120kcal
Author Snacking in Sneakers


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries (one regular size bag)
  • 2 jalapenos, finely chopped
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 14 ounces cream cheese


  • Add cranberries to a food processor and pulse once. If after once pulse there are still a lot of whole cranberries, pulse once more. Your goal is for most of the cranberries to be cut but you don’t want to puree them.
  • Pour cranberries in a bowl and mix with jalepenos, scallions, cilantro, sugar, lime juice and salt. Let sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (that’s the minimum; longer is fine).
  • When you're ready to complete the dish, spread cream cheese into a pie plate.
  • Remove cranberry mixture from the fridge and place in a fine sieve. Let as much juice drain from it as possible.  
  • Top cream cheese with cranberry mixture. Serve with crackers and enjoy!


Nutrition Analysis (approximate per serving; doesn’t include crackers):
120 calories, 7 g fat, 4.5 g sat fat, 117 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1.5 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 1 g protein


Calories: 120kcal