Spicy Cranberry Cheese Spread

"This is a delightful mix of sweet and spicy! But the cool cream cheese keeps the heat down. Soooo pretty for the holidays!!"
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Ready In:
8 ounces




  • Mix the cranberry sauce and pepper jelly together until smooth.
  • Place cream cheese on serving dish.
  • Pour jelly sauce over.
  • Serve with crackers.
  • NOTE: does not work well with fat free cream cheese, as it separates. But the light cream cheese is wonderful!

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  1. This needs about five more stars because this dish is a TEN!! To make it even better it was easy as it was delicious.<br/><br/>Thank you for sharing. My husband and I made this Thanksgiving morning and have snacked on it all day as we cooked. Two words: Wonderfully Awesome!
  2. OH MY!!! Fantastic dip! I served this as one of my Thanksgiving appetizers and it went over so well!! I had a jar of the red jalapeno jelly already.. so when I was browsing for easy appetizers, I knew I had to give this one a try. I'm so glad that I did!! Even if you're not a huge fan of cranberries (which I am not) I would bet that this recipe would win you over. So easy, too. I served this with a variety of Pepperidge Farm crackers. YUMMY! Thanks, Charmie. :-)
  3. I made this recipe for our Christmas party and it was a hit. I was skeptical at the combination of the cranberry sauce and jalapeno jelly but it works! Everyone was wondering what it was. Thanks for posting!
  4. Good gracious this was DEEEElicious. I couldn't find red jalapeno jelly so used green, couldn't even tell with the cranberries; it remained red. This received rave reviews from the football watching crowd this Thanskgiving weekend and I used up my leftover cranberry sauce.Thanks charmie.
  5. This is just too easy to be so good! It has a surprising kick to unsuspecting guests. Everyone loved it!



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