Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip
Courtesy of Jamie cooks it up
Time: 15 minutes prep + 4 hours refrigeration
Yield: 15 servings
12 oz package fresh cranberries
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 small jalapeno pepper
1 1/4 C sugar
1/4 tsp cumin
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 8 oz packages cream cheese
Put your cranberries in a food processor. I used my mini chopper (one batch of CranberryWoodChipDelight was enough for me. The blender and I aren't speaking to each other at this point.) You could also, just chop them up.
Chop up your green onion, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper into small pieces. Careful of the seeds now. Throw on a pair of rubber gloves or something, please. The seeds are the hot part of the pepper. If you don't like a lot of heat on the old pallet, just leave the jalapeno out.
Add all ingredients (but the cream cheese and the wheat thins) into a bowl. Mix them all together, cover and store in the fridge for at least 4 hours. The sugar needs some time to soak in to the cranberries and break up their bitter taste.
When you are ready to serve, place your cream cheese bricks on a plate.
Spread the cream cheese out as evenly as you can.
Pour your cranberry mixture over the cream cheese.
Spread it all around.
Serve immediately with Wheat Thins, Ritz Crackers or Tortilla Chips.