Cranberry-Chili Cheese Spread Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1/4 cup (calculated without crackers): 157 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Reviews for Cranberry-Chili Cheese Spread
"We both liked it but felt it needed a bit of sweetness so I added a pinch of white sugar. This make a huge amount but it looks like it would freeze okay."
"The perfect blend of sweet and spicy and it looked beautiful on the serving platter. I made the topping the day before to give the flavors more time to blend. Delicious."
"I have made this several times, and it is a big hit. It is best to make the cranberry mixture ahead of time...more flavor. Wait until ready to serve, then spoon over an 8 ounce block of cream cheese, on a fancy plate. Very festive. I would not recommend blending the cream cheese in with the cranberry mixture...it would look disgusting."
"This sounds perfect for Thanksgiving. If you keep the cream cheese and cranberry mixture separate as the recipe states does the cranberry mixture make the cream cheese runny? Any help is appreciated as I am making this Thursday."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"Made as recipe--VERY, VERY good!!!!! For Christmas lunch at work, think I will make as a cheese ball."
"Used lite cream cheese and still had great flavor."
"This is delicious, I added 1/2 tsp dried orange peel and it brightened up the flavor. Used low fat cream cheese and it fits into our eating plan with some whole grain crackers... Yummy!"
"Excellent. Trying it out for Thanksgiving!!! This tatste delicous!!!!! Very festive looking also!!!!!"
"Very good for an adult crowd."
"I made this for our tailgating people and everyone loved it. Nice change from the shrimp and chilli one."
"It's in my recipe box! I'm going to make it with my homemade cranberry sauce and 'doctor' it up!"
"We were not fans of this recipe. It is very easy to make ahead, but I just didn't care for the flavor blend in the cranberries. Might have liked it better if we had blended it all together with the cream cheese."
"I made this with mild chilis and everyone loved it. I might use medium hot chilis next time. Made plenty of sauce to cover the cream cheese. Would definitely made again as it was very easy!"