With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Jalapeno Cranberry Spread

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Jalapeno Cranberry Spread

Looking for something for your New Year's Eve celebration?
My young friend, Sarah, shared her recipe for a very easy, very pretty and very delicious sweet and spicy appetizer. I watched her husband make it recently and everyone at the table commented how much they enjoyed it.

Jalapeno Cranberry Spread has now become a staple at many of our get-togethers. It's great to put out when friends or family stop in and you want to serve some nibblers. Sometimes one of our adult kids will pop in for a visit and then another daughter gets word of it and over they come too. It is lots of fun but suddenly we have a house full of hungry people.

I usually have cream cheese in the fridge and keep a couple cans of cranberry sauce in the pantry. I make my own red pepper jelly but you can find it in the grocery store. The recipe uses just 1/3 of a cup so the extra is stored in the refrigerator for later. 

If you are interested, here is the link to make your own pepper jam.

The next time you need  jalapeno peppers, pick up a few extra. Chop the peppers, measure 1/4-cup portions and store in the freezer. It is so convenient to keep a few bags on hand, ready whenever you need then. 

I texted Sarah for the recipe and she was happy to share it.

Jalapeno Cranberry Spread

1/2 can whole cranberry sauce
1/3 cup red pepper jelly (I used Tabasco Brand)
2 Tbs. sugar

jalapeno peppers

Microwave for 1 minute (or less) until sugar is dissolved 

Mix in a tablespoon of chopped cilantro (or parsley).

Pour mixture over an 8-ounce brick of cream cheese.
Top with extra cilantro and finely chopped jalapeno peppers.

Serve with  your favorite crackers


Tori Leslie said...

Thanks, it looks yummy!

Pondside said...

Oh my but that sounds good! We are spending New Years quietly with kids and board games and this sounds like something we'd all like.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

This looks amazing. I have the cranberries, I just need the jelly. I could go for some of this right now. Yum!

Gypsy Heart said...

This is something that I know many will enjoy ~ especially me! :) Thanks so much for sharing...can't wait to make it.

P.S. Sorry I haven't visited lately...holidays are a bit rough.

Catherine said...

Perfect combo.
Happy New Year. xo Catherine

Susan said...

Hi LDH. Sounds yummy to me. Easy, too. Thanks for sharing. And Happy New Year! Susan

Janice Pattie said...

that does look tasty and really easy to prepare.

Barbara F. said...

This dip has the flavor spectrum, doesn't it? Sweet, tart, spicy, hot! Wow!


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