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Cranberry-Chili Cheese Spread Recipe
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Cranberry-Chili Cheese Spread Recipe

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Appetizers just can't get much easier than this ritzy-looking cheese spread with its refreshing hint of lime. I turn to this recipe whenever unexpected guests drop in. —Laurie LaClair, North Richland Hills, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 14 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without crackers) equals 157 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place cream cheese on a serving plate. In a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, green chilies, onion, lime juice and spices. Spoon over cream cheese. Serve with crackers. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry-Chili Cheese Spread in Simple & Delicious October/November 2011, p53

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without crackers) equals 157 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Cranberry-Chili Cheese Spread(16)

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

thanks to chocoloco I did beat softened cream cheese and then incorporate other ingredients.

garnished with chopped roasted and salted pistachios. everyone at sunday football loved it.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

Have made this twice now since November and everyone loves it.

First served this to my fellow teachers at a team planning and they all asked for the recipe.

Second time, at my Christmas Day buffet where out of town family members, non-cranberry lovers, asked for the recipe.

It's a keeper!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

I tried mixing the cream cheese into the sauce and it was not pretty: ( If you want to mix it, make sure the cream cheese is soft and you use an electric mixer to beat the cheese before mixing the sauce into it. I used some reserved sauce for a garnish.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2012

I've made this for Thanksgiving the last two years. It's easy to mix up at home and then pour over cream cheese when we arrive at our destination.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

Made this for a Thanksgiving and it was amazing! It has a great kick that is evened out by the cream cheese! Even my sisters boyfriend, who hates cream cheese, loved it!

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