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Warm Cranberry Spread Recipe

Warm Cranberry Spread Recipe

My family loves all the cranberry recipes I find. This one has a wonderful mix of flavors. It’s also good made with the Door County cherries we purchase on our summer trips to Wisconsin.—Jennifer Christenson, Little Canada, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:18 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 3/4 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • Assorted crackers


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix cream cheese and feta cheese until blended. Spread into an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Spread with cranberry sauce. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Top with almonds and green onions. Serve with crackers. Yield: about 2-1/4 cups.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers): 89 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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buffetfan User ID: 4035139 255879
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2016

"I made this for family and neighbors and it was a huge hit. They all said it was one of the best appetizers I've served them. Like another reviewer I thought it needed a tad more cranberry so used about 1 cup, basically covering the top of the cheese mixture. No one found this sweet at all, just a great marriage of flavors. I used the skillet method to toast the nuts. This recipe is definitely a keeper. It would be a pretty dish for a holiday celebration. As a Volunteer Field Editor, I highly recommend it."

i_like_pie User ID: 1201160 164398
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2014

"I like this as is, but after serving it at a gathering last night and bringing leftovers home, I decided what would improve it for me was more cranberry sauce. I just added some of the cold remainders I had from the can the previous day on top, and I liked it better with more cranberry flavor. I also think I would like it just as well without the feta cheese added. Just the cream cheese, cranberry, nuts and onions would be good."

catzs User ID: 7039647 67671
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"I just had this spread at a party last night and it was to die for! I had to find it on the internet so I could recreate it and this is the recipe! 10 stars!!!"

debstamp User ID: 6321450 208792
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"Very simple to make and really tasty!"

Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 164714
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"LOVED it! the saltiness of the feta paired nicely with the cranberry sauce. very pretty."

darowan07 User ID: 3714352 96415
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"tasted delicious the cranberry sauce seemed to create a watery layer between the cheese and topping so Id use less next time. besides that it was a hit!"

joy cooking User ID: 5576389 103292
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"Yum! Got good reviews at a party this week. It was a nice combination but the feta was very subtle and lacked the "WOW" factor for me personally. I think I would try it again with blue cheese or gorgonzola for more contrast of flavors."

Lynn M. User ID: 1616251 164397
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2011

"I made this for a neighborhood party in Punta Gorda, Florida and everyone really loved it!! The presentation is so pretty. For a party, use a special pie plate, as it does make it look special."

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