Sunday, November 19

Cranberry Cheese Spread

If I were intelligent, I would spread my posts out for the week, rather than cramming them in one night. But at special request from my digital scrapbooking hero, here is a cranberry spread that I got from my sister, who is my home entertaining hero. The spread has been a hit both times I made it.

8 oz cream cheese, 1 Tbs orange juice, 1/3 cup pecans or walnuts. Mix these 3 ingredients together.

1-1/2 cups fresh cranberries coarsely chopped
4 green onions (scallions)
1 heaping Tbs canned jalepenos chopped
1-1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp ginger
3-4 Tbs fresh cilantro
Mix the second batch of ingredients together and refrigerate for 4 hours, THEN combine with the first set of ingredients.

Top with cranberries and cilantro, serve with crackers.

9 of Your THINKS:

Laurie said...

O Thank you, thank you thank you THANK YOU!!!!!! You are a goddess among suzy homemakers! :) And a sweet friend to boot! I will hit the store today to get the rest of the ingredients.

Laurie said...

Debbie, if you're reading this, thank you! I did try to adjust those pics, but Blogger keeps puttin them in thee side by side even though the html indicates they are stacked. Maybe I will just have to delete those imagages and post them one at a time in the future. I also read on Google that it's an IE issue and that not all viewers will see it looking all wonky. SO now I just need o go back to my old htms info and figure out where to put in my blog header again. Sigh....time for a new one anyway :)
Thank you again for your assistance!

Anonymous said...

That sounds positively delicious and plan to give it a try this season. Thank you!


Anonymous said...

This sounds great. I am going to make it for Christmas Day snacking.
Thanks for sharing,

Janette said...

This looks wonderful! I'm looking forward to trying it. (I just love anything with cilantro in it).

Anonymous said...

this has gotta be one to try.
I love cranberries, I love cilantro, I love Jalapena', I love anything with creme cheese except seatfood (yuck)

swampwitch said...

I'm here via Julie's Carnival. This recipe sounds wonderful. The cilantro just pulled me in because I love it. What an interesting mix of ingredients. Thank you for the recipe.

CyberCelt said...

Very interesting recipe. I grow cilantro (cannot keep it from growing, I should say), so this is a great idea to use some.

Here from BC Carnival.

Karmyn R said...

Yeah! An alternative to ranch dip, cheese spread, and spinach dip (which I am kind of getting tired of).