How to Make Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip at Home

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Apurva Sethi
Apurva is a fashion and food enthusiast. She chose fashion as her career and food as her passion. She is greatly fond of trying out new cuisines at different places and making them at home, in her own style. She also loves to seek and learn new things about the food industry constantly. So, here she is, to share her easy-peasy ways of cooking.

Cranberry Cream Cheese dip is usually liked by all. What a combo of sweet, tart, and salty flavours it is! Today, I will share the recipe of homemade cranberry cream cheese dip that can literally be prepared in about ten minutes.

Since this cranberry cream cheese dip is both savoury and sweet, it pairs equally well with salty cookies and sweet apple slices. I also relish dipping in chunks of bread in a bowl of the cranberry dip and having it as my evening snack. For best results, I recommend making it fresh. It can also be stored in the refrigerator for about 2-3 days.

I love how easy it is to assemble the dip. All you need is cranberries, salt, sugar, water and green onions (for garnishing). Throw them all together and cook for 5 minutes. Take cream cheese and make a paste out of it. Pour the cranberry sauce over the paste and your Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip is ready. For better taste, garnish with chopped green onions.

So, let’s see how this amazing dip can be made at home without having to spend money on readymade dips. Add some more flavours to your lives with this savoury and sweet dip. Check out the ingredients first followed by the step by step recipe.

Ingredients for Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip 

  • 6 oz. Fresh Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1 Jalapeño (optional) 
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 3 green onions (sliced) 
  • 1 box Crackers 
  • 1 Apple (sliced)

Most of the ingredients are readily available in your kitchen or in the nearby supermarkets. Also, the recipe takes about few minutes to be made. Check out the table below to understand time management.

How Much Time It Will Take To Prepare Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 minutes10 minutes15 minutes

Yes, in just about 15 minutes, you’ll have the dip ready. You would need another 5-7 minutes to cool it down. Down below is the recipe.

Steps to Make Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip recipe
  1. Add washed cranberries to a small saucepot with salt, sugar and water. Stir well. 
  2. Place over medium-high heat with the lid on and bring to boil. After that, give a good stir and turn down the heat to medium-low and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Turn the heat off once the cranberries burst open and the mixture turns to a thick sauce.
  4. Cool the sauce in a refrigerator. 
  5. Meanwhile, place cream cheese in a shallow bowl and use a spoon to make a paste of it.
  6. Pour the cooled cranberry sauce over the cream cheese.
  7. Garnish with chopped green onions (optional) and serve with crackers or apple slices.

Nutritional Breakdown of Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

I have added a table below that shows the nutrition content of Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip. Check it out for values in detail.

Calories155.61 kcal

Note- The Nutritional Breakdown is for 1 serving.

How to Make Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip at Home | Video

Visuals help in retaining things better. Hence, I have added a step by step, short video for you to watch and have a clear idea of the recipe. I hope it helps and guides you through.

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Thanks for stopping by this corner! This recipe is undoubtedly a quickie that can be made with any meal or for an evening snack. I am a huge fan. Try it yourself and be a fan too. Keep sending in your feedback and suggestions in the comment section below. Let us know if you want us to write down any specific recipe for you.

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