Hot 'n' Spicy Cranberry Dip Recipe
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Hot 'n' Spicy Cranberry Dip Recipe

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When I want to make this as an appetizer on Christmas or New Year's, I double the recipe, using one 16-ounce can of cranberry sauce. —Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington
Featured In: Spicy Appetizers
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Miniature hot dogs or smoked sausage links, warmed
  • Sliced apples or pears

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 64 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve warm with sausage and/or fruit. Yield: 3/4 cup.
Originally published as Hot 'n' Spicy Cranberry Dip in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p143

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Jalyssa User ID: 6429068 68885
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"Did not care for this recipe, tasted too much like cocktail sauce. Probably be delicious with shrimp."

KTF User ID: 6370536 51525
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"Just had this on Thanksgiving and it is so good. I making for a party on Christmas Eve."

STollefson User ID: 3333254 126791
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"Great dip with pretzels."

77giggles User ID: 4648616 62776
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2009

"Prepared this for Christmas dinner and LOVED it. Will definitely make again soon!! Thanks!!!"

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 88479
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2009

"We would definitely make this recipe again. My family loves cranberry dip and this is one of the best we've ever had."

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