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
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 tablespoon: 64 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 0g 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 68885
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

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

KTF 51525
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

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

STollefson 126791
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"Great dip with pretzels."

77giggles 62776
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2009

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

tkarinas 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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