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!