Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread with Pecans

Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread with Pecans is an easy appetizer or snack recipe that comes together in 15 minutes! Serve it at your next dinner or holiday party.

Spiked Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread with Pecans is an easy appetizer or snack recipe that comes together in 15 minutes! Serve it at your next dinner or holiday party.

This easy recipe that makes holiday party planning even easier. A simple cream cheese spread comes together easily and is packed with fresh cranberry flavor.

Spiked Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread with Pecans is an easy appetizer or snack recipe that comes together in 15 minutes! Serve it at your next dinner or holiday party.

Spiked Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread with Pecans is an easy appetizer or snack recipe that comes together in 15 minutes! Serve it at your next dinner or holiday party.

Serve with crackers or fresh bread. Add it to a cheese or charcuterie board. It’s that easy! The entire thing comes together in less than 15 minutes and can be prepped in advance.

To prepare in advance, make the sauce and store in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Just prior to serving, pour the sauce over the block of cream cheese and top with pecans and mint.

Spiked Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread with Pecans is an easy appetizer or snack recipe that comes together in 15 minutes! Serve it at your next dinner or holiday party.

Try this recipe and let us know what you think!

Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
 
This is an easy appetizer or snack recipe that comes together in 15 minutes! Serve it at your next dinner or holiday party.
Spiked Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread with Pecans is an easy appetizer or snack recipe that comes together in 15 minutes! Serve it at your next dinner or holiday party.
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cranberries
  • ½ cup dark red wine (I use Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • zest and juice from one orange
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened slightly (1 package)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine berries, wine, honey, cinnamon, orange zest and orange juice. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cook until thickened, stirring occasionally, about 7 to 10 minutes. Once the mixture is thickened, remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Place the softened cream cheese on a serving plate or platter. Top with cooled cranberry sauce, chopped pecans and fresh mint. Serve with crackers or bread. Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can use only frozen cranberries, if desired, or a mix of cranberries and other berries.
  • You can use cranberry juice or 1/4 cup lemon juice instead of the dark red wine. Lemon juice may alter the flavor slightly, but it will still taste great. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 173, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 92mg, Potassium: 97mg, Carbohydrates: 12g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 425%, Vitamin C: 4%, Calcium: 34%, Iron: 0.4%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Spiked Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread with Pecans is an easy appetizer or snack recipe that comes together in 15 minutes! Serve it at your next dinner or holiday party.

6 comments on “Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread with Pecans”

  1. Could you substitute Brie for the cream cheese?

  2. This sounds delicious and looks beautiful! I love your addition of the pecans. I want to make this for a Christmas party using cranberries only instead of the mixed berries (can’t find this product locally) but I’m thinking I may have to increase the amount of honey some to offset the tartness of the cranberries. Have you ever made it that way or what is your opinion about that? And, being in Texas, I think I will also alter the recipe by adding jalapenos. Thanks for sharing your recipes. Merry Christmas!

    • Hi, Kathy! While I really love the Cape Cod Select Cranberry PLUS blend, you can either make your own blend at home by combining cranberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries or you can use just cranberries and add an additional tablespoon or two of honey, to taste. Enjoy!

  3. Such a gorgeous holiday appetizer, Ashley! This would disappear fast in my house! Love love LOVE the combo of cranberries, cream cheese, and pecans!

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