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Creamy Cranberry Dip

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Makes

4 cups

You can use a variety of salty crackers to scoop up helpings of this slightly sweet cranberry dip. The recipe yields a lot, so it's great for large gatherings.—Joy McQuaid, Darlington, Wisconsin
Creamy Cranberry Dip Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, honey and cinnamon until smooth. Spread into a shallow bowl or 9-in. pie plate. Top with cranberry sauce. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, sprinkle with almonds. Serve with crackers.
To make ahead: Prepare the dip up to 2 days ahead. Sprinkle with almonds and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
Cranberry Dip Tips

Can you make cranberry dip with fresh cranberries instead of cranberry sauce?

This version is designed to be made with canned cranberry sauce. For a version using fresh cranberries, try Spicy Cranberry Salsa instead.

How can you make cranberry dip your own?

Incorporate other warm spices, such as ginger, nutmeg or cloves. Serve with your favorite crackers or alongside a charcuterie board.

Can you make cranberry dip ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can prepare this starter a few days ahead of time. Just be sure to top with toasted almonds right before serving. Also, try these make-ahead party appetizers, too.

Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 157 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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