Make This Festive And Spicy Holiday Dip

bowl of cranberries

Cranberry and Jalapeño dip has become a popular appetizer amongst partygoers in the past few years. It is the perfect combination of tart and spicy, making it a popular choice for any holiday gathering. But, where did this popular dip come from?

The history of cranberry and Jalapeño dip can be traced back to the late 90s, when it first began appearing on restaurant menus. It quickly became a favorite for customers and soon became a staple appetizer for many restaurants.

The classic recipe for cranberry and Jalapeño dip consists of a combination of jalapenos and cranberries, along with other ingredients like cream cheese, onion and garlic. This combination of sweet and spicy is the perfect accompaniment to any party platter or as an appetizer for a dinner party.

Nowadays, cranberry and jalapeño dip is a favorite across the country. Here is a recipe for making it at home:


-1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
-1/2 cup cranberry sauce
-1/2 cup diced Jalapeños (or to taste)
-1/4 cup diced onion
-1 clove garlic, minced
-Salt and pepper to taste

Kitchen Equipment Needed:

-Large bowl
-Spoon for stirring
-Measuring cups and spoons


  1. In the large bowl, combine the cream cheese, cranberry sauce, Jalapeños, onion and garlic.
  2. Stir all the ingredients together until they are well combined.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Cook Time: 1 hour (including refrigeration time)


Optional garnishes to use with cranberry and Jalapeño dip include diced green onion, crumbled bacon, and shredded cheese.

Want To Make It Less Spicy:

If you want to make the dip less spicy, you can reduce the amount of Jalapeños or substitute them with bell peppers. You can also reduce the amount of Jalapeños in the recipe and add cream cheese to make it creamier. You can also find a bunch of non-spicy app recipes.

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