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

10-Minute Cranberry-Jalapeños Cream Cheese Dip

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


This festive holiday dip is the perfect combination of sweet, creamy and spicy! It’s made with fresh cranberries, jalapeños, orange zest and cold cream cheese. Ready within 10 minutes using a food processor.


  • 3 Medium Sized Jalapeños - finely diced
  • 1/2 Bunch Green Onion - thinly sliced
  • 12 Ounces Fresh Cranberries 
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • Juice of 1/2 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. Pulse around 10 times just to mix and finely dice the cranberries. 
  3. Put in an airtight container and 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 it out in 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.
  • This makes enough dup 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

Keywords: Cranberry jalapeño cream cheese dip, Holiday dip, 10-Minute Cranberry-Jalapeños Cream Cheese Dip

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