Ruby-Red Pretzel Dip Recipe
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Ruby-Red Pretzel Dip Recipe

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Plain pretzels get a pretty coating and tangy taste from this thick, festive blend. Grace Yaskovic of Branchville, New Jersey shares the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • Red food coloring, optional
  • Pretzels

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 80 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein .


  1. In a saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients; whisk over medium heat until smooth. Combine flour and cold water until smooth; add to cranberry mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; stir in food coloring if desired. Cover and chill overnight. Serve with pretzels. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Ruby-Red Pretzel Dip in Taste of Home December/January 2000, p8

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CoupongirlNJ 237596
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"I have made this several times and people LOVE it! It tastes great and is so easy to make. I give it as a gift during the holidays. Great as a dip but also makes a great spread on a turkey sandwich."

DELLQ 37050
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"I make this dip for every holiday. Everyone can't get enough of it."

shalalynn 64211
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"This is the best dip for pretzels. I even spread it on crackers. The is the wonderful and all of my guests over the years have asked for the recipe. Thank you!"

teacup48 31030
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"I love this recipe! I have made it many times and often make it up and put it in a decorated glass canning jar as a gift with a bag of pretzels."

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