Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Cranberry Pepper Jelly Dip

One of the simplest dip recipes I've ever made is the ever so popular red pepper jelly dip.  I mean it's hardly even a recipe; a block of cream cheese with pepper jelly poured over the top.  But, it's so good and so addicting.

Since we are officially in the "seasons of food" I decided to give that infamous dip a little holiday twist with the addition of cranberries.  I promise, this addition doesn't complicate the recipe at all.  It's still a matter of opening a package of cream cheese and a jar of jelly, but you mix in a touch of cranberry sauce to add a nice holiday twist.

The spicy pepper jelly is complimented by the tartness from the cranberry sauce and it all pairs perfectly with tangy cream cheese. Drag a butter Club cracker through it and you've got a perfectly delicious appetizer that will definitely be a crowd pleaser at your holiday gatherings.

Cranberry Pepper Jelly Dip

Half a jar of pepper jelly, regular or spicy
1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Cranberry sauce , homemade or store-bought
8 Oz cream cheese, room temperature

To serve-


Spread cream cheese in an even layer on a shallow serving dish.

Combine jelly and cranberry sauce in a bowl and mix to combine.  Spread over the cream cheese.  Serve with crackers.

*If not serving immediately, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe source: A Lynsey Original

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