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Jalapeño Cranberry Dip

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours or overnight
  • Total Time: 4 1/2 hours
  • Yield: Servies 4-6 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Food Processor


Embrace this Jalapeño Cranberry Dip as your secret weapon for the holidays! This quick and easy appetizer is the perfect compliment to your favorite holiday cocktails and has just the right level of spice to help get you through the end of the year.



12 oz fresh cranberries
2 green onions, chopped
12 jalapeño peppers
Handful of cilantro leaves
¾ cup sugar
¼ tsp kosher salt
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese, at room temperature
Crackers, for dipping


  1. Create the cranberry-jalapeño mix. Add cranberries, green onions, jalapeño peppers, cilantro leaves, sugar, salt and lime juice into a food processor. Pulse until ingredients are combined and finely chopped. Transfer mixture to a container, cover and refrigerate for 4 hours (or overnight) to allow the flavors to come together.
  2. Add cream cheese and plate. Before serving stir cranberry mixture together once more. Spread cream cheese in an even layer into a shallow bowl or serving platter and top with the cranberry-jalapeño mixture.
  3. Enjoy! Serve with crackers.

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