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Cranberry Cheese Dip

Preparing this dip with fresh cranberries gives you crispness and tartness that goes well with any white wine being enjoyed.

Ingredients

For 4 people

Recipe

  • 1 (12 oz) package fresh cranberries, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon(s) dried, chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoon(s) dried, chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) red pepper flakes (more if desired)
  • 1 cup(s) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon(s) lemon or lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • crackers

Cranberry Cheese Dip Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the chopped cranberries, chives, cilantro, red pepper flakes, brown sugar, lemon juice and salt.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
    When ready to serve, scoop cream cheese into a large bowl and spread cranberry mixture evenly over the cream cheese. Serve with crackers for dipping.
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