Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cranberry Cream Cheese Salsa Dip




Okay, I know this is not a slow cooker recipe, but it is one that SCREAMS to be shared. I made it this Thanksgiving, serving it as an appetizer and also, reserving a portion of the cranberry mixture (minus cream cheese) to accompany the turkey if desired. It simply is to die for, and I will be making it again and again!

Ingredients:
  • 1 - 12 oz package fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1-1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • dash salt
  • 2 - 8 oz packages cream cheese
Yield: 15 servings or more

Directions:
  1. Mince cranberries in food processor, mini chopper or blender.  I used a Cuisinart mini chopper.
  2. Finely chop green onion and cilantro 
  3. Add chopped cranberries, green onion, cilantro, sugar, cumin, lemon juice and salt into a mixing bowl. Combine. Cover and store in the fridge for a few hours. This allows the sugar to soak in and set.  NOTE: I used canning jars because I knew I'd have more than I'd use for the day. 
  4. When ready to serve, spread cream cheese evenly in a serving dish or plate
  5. Pour or spoon cranberry mixture over the cream cheese
  6. Spread it evenly
Serve with favorite crackers.  SOOO YUMMY! 

NOTE PICTURE:  This makes a large batch. I decided to split mine in half. I used only one package of cream cheese and half the cranberry mix. I had five guests and it was plenty.