Warm Cranberry Spread Recipe
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Warm Cranberry Spread Recipe

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My family loves all the cranberry recipes I find. This one has a wonderful mix of flavors. It’s also good made with the Door County cherries we purchase on our summer trips to Wisconsin.—Jennifer Christenson, Little Canada, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:18 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 3/4 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers) equals 89 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 101 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix cream cheese and feta cheese until blended. Spread into an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Spread with cranberry sauce. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Top with almonds and green onions. Serve with crackers. Yield: about 2-1/4 cups.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Warm Cranberry Spread in Simple & Delicious October/November 2010, p47

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Jan. 13, 2014

"I like this as is, but after serving it at a gathering last night and bringing leftovers home, I decided what would improve it for me was more cranberry sauce. I just added some of the cold remainders I had from the can the previous day on top, and I liked it better with more cranberry flavor. I also think I would like it just as well without the feta cheese added. Just the cream cheese, cranberry, nuts and onions would be good."

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"I just had this spread at a party last night and it was to die for! I had to find it on the internet so I could recreate it and this is the recipe! 10 stars!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"Very simple to make and really tasty!"

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"LOVED it! the saltiness of the feta paired nicely with the cranberry sauce. very pretty."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"tasted delicious the cranberry sauce seemed to create a watery layer between the cheese and topping so Id use less next time. besides that it was a hit!"

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