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 fat, 1/2 starch.


  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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grjen User ID: 2792354 210016
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."

susnan User ID: 4129354 158045
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."

marly456 User ID: 6152919 114288
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!"

norena70 User ID: 5192480 176332
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

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

LaRecipe User ID: 6324348 176331
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."

kate4252 User ID: 5677230 160349
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"WOW........This one made the whole crowd

beg for the recipe and they could not believe
how easy & simple it is to make!!!"

mmfan User ID: 6261838 174336
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"yeah, why is that? ive noticed that on other recipes!"

NanLanz User ID: 6346733 105391
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"Made this yesterday, served it today and it was a HUGE hit! It has just the perfect contrast of sweet and savory. DELICIOUS! (We had to portion out what little was leftover to that we could all take some home.)"

chefette13 User ID: 4336825 158043
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"I made it and served it at work. I put it into tiny bite size phylo cups. went over like gang busters."

smokeytx User ID: 4405273 93840
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"added a little orange juice to make it more spreadable. Yummy."

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