Festive Cranberry Cheese Spread

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is an Ortega recipe that I found online before the holidays last year. Everyone loves it. I make a double batch and freeze it in 4 separate containers. Makes a great appetizer w/ little effort.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 7 ingredients.
  2. Spread room temperature cream cheese in 2 separate pie plates.
  3. Top cream cheese with cranberry mixture.
  4. Serve with crackers.
Most Helpful

One of the selections offered at an appetizer party celebrating a special birthday this past week. Liked the cream cheese and cranberries combined with the chilies and green onion. Makes for a very attractive appetizer. Froze the second platter as suggested can be done. Thank you for sharing.

Gerry March 24, 2009

I prepared this as one of the many offerings on the buffet at my holiday open house. While I liked the blend of sweet and spicy, others were not so impressed. It was basically ignored, although it did have a festive presentation.

Ms B. January 04, 2009

We really enjoyed this. Great combination of flavors; spicy but not overly so, with the sweet-tart taste of cranberries. Thanks for the tip about freezing - I froze half and look forward to having this again in the near future. Although I made this in the middle of the summer, I can see this as a wonderful (and easy!) idea for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Ginny Sue September 21, 2007