36 Reviews

I love this recipe! I did add a few things to spice it up a little bit. (1 Tbsp sugar, 1/8 tsp cinnamon, and 2 tsp orange zest). It turned out fantastic - and beautiful. In the future, I will be making this for the holidays as often as I can! It was a huge hit at my mother-in-law's Thanksgiving dinner.

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Mrs. Christmas March 12, 2010

Wonderful dip! My dried cranberries were quite large so I mixed the nuts, cranberries and cream cheese in the food processor. I added sliced green onions and used hazelnuts (just what I had on hand). Rave reviews! Thank you Marg.

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Krista Roes September 08, 2009

I made this ahead of time and let it refrigerate overnight. This was just okay; I guess I prefer appetizers that are savory instead of sweet. I used the leftovers as a spread on bagels for breakfast, which I preferred more.

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Ginny Sue April 11, 2010

I thought this was fantastic. The orange concentrate made this so refreshing. I did not have pecans so I used pistachio's which is what I had on hand. Also a very pretty dip. Thanks for posting

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carrie g in south eastern north carolina December 21, 2009

This is awesome! A wonderful dish to make for Thanksgiving or Christmas as an appetizer, or to bring to a party. My husband doesn't even particularly like cranberries, but loved this dip. I served it with a Bistro Multi-grain crackers. Thanks so much!!

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JJTYELLA November 24, 2009

For my retirement party I prepared and served 5 appetizers from Recipezaar. While they were all outstanding, this was the star of the show. It is important to prepare and chill ahead of time but do serve it at room temperature. We served it with whole wheat crackers and it was delicious but may try pretzel crackers next time. A keeper for sure.

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recipesrmypassion November 05, 2009

This was wonderful. I made it last Christmas for a party and it was a big hit. I have made it a few times since. Excellent!

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Alliebaba July 02, 2009

OMG.....this is soooo good. I made this last night for out appetizer night and I loved it. I didn't have any o.j. concentrate so i subbed in orange zest and a squeeze of juice. So good. thank you so much for sharing your recipe. I plan on taking this to my parents on Fathers Day.

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mommyoffour June 16, 2009

This was a tasty spread served with wheat crackers. Something vegetarians and others could enjoy as an appetizer on Christmas Day. Very easy to make.

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PugGrannie January 01, 2009

Yummy! A lovely festive appetizer for the holidays. Not overly sweet which I liked. Served with wheat crackers but would be yummy stuffed in celery, too. Easy to make ahead of time. Would be good with toasted pecans, too. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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LonghornMama November 22, 2007
Pecan Cranberry Spread