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Spicy cranberry dip over a block of cream cheese on a platter with crackers around it.

The Best Holiday Spicy Cranberry Dip

  • Author: Heather
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Cups 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


The Best Holiday Spicy Cranberry Dip is the go-to appetizer that I have and bring to all holiday parties. Minimal ingredients, so easy and mind-blowing delicious!


  • 3-4 Jalapeños* - finely diced
  • 1/2 Bunch Green Onion - thinly sliced
  • 12 Ounces Fresh Cranberries (1 bag)
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • Juice of 1/4 of Orange
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper


  1. Finely dice the jalapenos and green onions. Add to a food processor.
  2. Add in 1 bag of fresh cranberries, and the rest of the ingredients to the food processor. Pulse around 10 times just to mix and finely dice the cranberries. 
  3. Place into a bowl or large Tupperware. Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least an hour before serving.

To Serve:

  1. Place a block of cream cheese on a platter and spread out in the a thin layer. Spoon out cranberry dip to cover.
  2. Serve with water crackers.
  3. Enjoy!


  • If you like spice & heat, add 4 jalapenos. If you don't add 2-3 depending on how large they are.
  • The dip can be left covered in the refrigerator for up to a week. There is enough to serve with 3 cream cheese blocks.
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 128
  • Sugar: 13.1 g
  • Sodium: 15.1 mg
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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