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Cranberry Jalapeño Dip

Cranberry Jalapeño Dip is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy and makes the best holiday dip for an appetizer!
Prep Time10 mins
Overnight In Refrigerator12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Keyword: dips, holiday
Servings: 8 people
Author: jenahoward


  • 9 oz Cranberries chopped
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup Green Onions (scallions) chopped
  • 2 Jalapeño Peppers cut up
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup Sugar


  • Use hand food chopper to chop cranberries. If you don't have one, try your best to do it with a sharp knife (be careful!) - a food processor is not advised as the cranberries will be too juicy.
  • Chop green onion, jalapeño peppers and cilantro.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, add chopped cranberries, green onion, cilantro and jalapeños.
  • Add sugar, lemon juice and salt on top of cranberry mixture and stir gently until blended.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator overnight.
  • Take cranberry mixture out of the refrigerator and stir all ingredients together. Strain out all liquid using a strainer small holes.
  • Soften cream cheese and spread cream cheese over bottom of a small/medium sized glass bowl (it's pretty dip so it's nice to see the colors).
  • Pour cranberry mixture on top of cream cheese and keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • ENJOY!
    cranberry jalapeno dip is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy and makes the best holiday dip for an appetizer made with chopped cranberries, cilantro, jalapenos, lemon juice, cream cheese, green onions, and sugar