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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.

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.
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

  • 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.
  • 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

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