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Creamy Cranberry Dip – Barefeet within the Kitchen


This creamy cranberry jalapeno dip is calmly sweetened and balanced with only a trace of warmth from the peppers. Served with crackers and pretzels or unfold on toast, that is an unforgettable vacation deal with.

creamy cranberry dip in shallow bowl on cutting board with crackers

Creamy Cranberry Dip

As quickly as I tasted the Cranberry Jalapeno Dip I shared with you final week, I knew I used to be going to be making it on repeat. I shortly found that by stirring all of it collectively, versus serving it within the extra hanging layers, it was simpler to snack on with out the potential for crumbling crackers within the cream cheese.

I really like the flavour mixture however I simply could love the festive vacation colours much more. You’ll simply do a few issues otherwise on this recipe, with the intention to obtain a superbly spreadable creamy cranberry jalapeno dip.

I’m an enormous fan of recent or frozen cranberries. As I’ve mentioned for years, top off on cranberries when you can, my associates. I purchase as many luggage as I can get my arms on throughout the holidays and stash them within the freezer. You don’t must do something particular with them. Simply toss the luggage within the freezer and use them whereas nonetheless frozen for any variety of recipes.

You can also make this with both recent or frozen cranberries. I did discover this to be a teeny tiny bit extra crunchy when made with cranberries that hadn’t been frozen, nevertheless it truthfully wasn’t noticeable to anybody however me. I’ll fortunately be making this with frozen cranberries all year long for each potential event.

Cranberry Jalapeno Dip Costco

Have you ever tried the Costco Cranberry Dip that everybody is speaking about? Nicely, I did and it’s scrumptious. Guess what although? We like this one even higher.

The Costco dip is made with each cream cheese and bitter cream. It’s good, don’t get me incorrect, however we discovered that we most well-liked utilizing all cream cheese and simply thinning it a bit with the reserved cranberry juice to attain the specified consistency.

If you need a near-exact match for Costco’s recipe for cranberry dip, add ¼ cup of bitter cream whereas beating the cream cheese clean. Simply be cautious in the event you add any further cranberry liquids, as that can skinny it out shortly. Add only a teaspoon or so at a time to maintain the appropriate creamy consistency.

One remaining word in regards to the Costco model, there’s a tiny little bit of Asiago cheese within the store-bought dip. Personally, I like this higher with out the cheese, however be at liberty to strive including only a sprinkling of cheese to the dip to see what you assume.

creamy cranberry dip with spreader and crackers surrounding it

You’ll want these elements to make this copycat recipe for Costco’s cranberry dip:

  • cranberries
  • jalapenos
  • inexperienced onions
  • cilantro
  • sugar
  • kosher salt
  • cream cheese
  • recent lime juice
chopped cranberries in food processor

Creamy Cranberry Jalapeno Dip

  1. Pour the cranberries right into a meals processor or meals chopper. Pulse a few times to offer them a tough chop. The aim is to tough chop the cranberries however not puree them.
  2. Combine collectively the chopped cranberries with the jalapenos, scallions, cilantro, sugar, lime juice, and salt. As soon as totally combined refrigerate for at the least one hour. In a single day is most well-liked.
  3. When it’s time to serve, take away the cranberry combination from the fridge and pour it by means of a effective mesh strainer (I exploit this one.) Enable the liquid to empty from the cranberry combination. SAVE THE LIQUID in a bowl beneath the strainer.
  4. Whereas the combination is being strained, whip the cream cheese till it’s clean. Add the strained cranberry combination and about 2 tablespoons of the reserved liquid. Stir to mix. Add further liquid, a teaspoon at a time, solely as wanted till the specified consistency has been achieved. Serve with crackers or pretzel crisps.
cranberries with jalapenos, cilantro, and green onions in mixing bowl

Candy and Spicy

Cranberries are such a deal with in candy warmth dips and spreads as a result of they’re completely tart. That being mentioned we’ve a number of candy and spicy combos that our household actually enjoys.

Candy bits of pineapple and spicy jalapeño come collectively to make this pineapple salsa one in all our favourite condiments and snacks.

Candy berries, spicy jalapenos, onions, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime are mixed to make this Strawberry Salsa. 

Cranberry Pepper Jam may be counted on to make a seasonal look on our desk however I believe I would like Habanero Peach Jam each bit as a lot.

Creamy Cranberry Jalapeno Dip with pretzels

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Servings: 12

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  • Pour the cranberries right into a meals processor or meals chopper. Pulse a few times to offer them a tough chop. The aim is to tough chop the cranberries however not puree them.

  • Combine collectively the chopped cranberries with the jalapenos, scallions, cilantro, sugar, lime juice, and salt. As soon as totally combined refrigerate for at the least one hour. In a single day is most well-liked.

  • When it’s time to serve, take away the cranberry combination from the fridge and pour it by means of a effective mesh strainer (I exploit this one.) Enable the liquid to empty from the cranberry combination. SAVE THE LIQUID in a bowl beneath the strainer.
  • Whereas the combination is being strained, whip the cream cheese till it’s clean. Add the strained cranberry combination and about 2 tablespoons of the reserved liquid. Stir to mix. Add further liquid, a teaspoon at a time, solely as wanted till the specified consistency has been achieved. Serve with crackers or pretzel crisps.

I’ve made this each with ½ – ¾ cup of sugar. I discovered that I loved it just a bit bit extra tart with ½ cup of sugar, however my household favored it higher with ¾ cup. It’s a really refined distinction although, so be at liberty to make it both approach. 

Energy: 180kcal · Carbohydrates: 14g · Protein: 3g · Fats: 13g · Saturated Fats: 8g · Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g · Monounsaturated Fats: 3g · Ldl cholesterol: 38mg · Sodium: 144mg · Potassium: 94mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 11g · Vitamin A: 613IU · Vitamin C: 8mg · Calcium: 43mg · Iron: 0.2mg

Costco copycat cranberry dip with crackers

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