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, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 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 User ID: 8624072 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 User ID: 1699038 37050
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

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

shalalynn User ID: 771864 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 User ID: 1329797 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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