Cranberry-Chili Cheese Spread
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 10 min.
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1/4 cup (calculated without crackers): 157 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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Nov 25, 2017
I love this recipe because it's super easy to throw together last minute, and the flavor is fantastic. I thought it sounded pretty weird, but I ended up just loving it. It's become a go-to for times when I have a last minute invite and need to bring something interesting.
Jun 19, 2017
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.
Jan 18, 2016
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.
Dec 22, 2015
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.
Nov 25, 2014
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.
Sep 30, 2013
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.
Dec 29, 2012
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!
Dec 23, 2012
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.
Dec 21, 2012
I've made this for Thanksgiving the last two years. It's easy to mix up at home and then pour over cream cheese when we arrive at our destination.
Dec 8, 2012
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!