Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread Recipe
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Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread Recipe

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This festive dip is a snap to make, taking only 10 minutes from start to finish. Thanks to its hint of sweetness, both kids and adults will gobble it up. —Frankie Robinson, Lockhart, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 76 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 1 fat


  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, cranberries, apricots and orange peel until blended. Chill until serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread in Simple & Delicious October/November 2010, p29

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"Made this but used dried mango instead of apricots and a little orange juice instead of orange peel. It was good and something a little different. Great with slightly salty pretzel crisps. Might also be good with dried pineapple. Make sure to let sit at room temp for 30 minutes so that it is more spreadable."

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

"Apparently, I thought this spread was better than my guests did. No compliments and no second helpings. It was not as tasty as I thought it would be."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"Added the juice of an orage to this as well - everyone loved it. It kept for days, just getting better and better!"

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"Delicious. We love cranberries so this one is a keeper for sure."

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2011

"The first time I made per recipe. Now I add 1/4 c. blue cheese crumbles and roll cheeseball in toasted English walnuts. We like it both ways."

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