Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cranberry Dip!

Hi everyone! For my Personal PIGskin Challenge this week, here's an easy seasonal dip. A friend suggested it, I took it to the office and it got a big thumbs up-thanks Carol!
Hope you love it if you try it:@)
Cranberry Dip
1-8oz package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons honey
Can of whole berry cranberry sauce
1 tablespoon orange zest 

Directions:
  1. Mix cream cheese, sour cream and honey with mixer until combined.
  2. *Line a bowl with plastic wrap and press cream cheese mixture into bowl (so it will be the shape of the bowl when chilled).
  3. *Let chill for at least an hour.
  4. *Unmold dip mixture on a serving plate (turn upside down and remove plastic wrap).
  5. Stir the cranberry sauce with a fork to loosen it up and get into a spreadable consistency.
  6. Spread cranberry all around and top with orange zest.
  7. Serve with crackers and pretzels.
Notes:
  • *I think you could mix it and just add it right to the bowl you plan to use, the chilled "shape" gets lost very quickly in the cranberry sauce.
  • I just zested one orange, didn't measure it.
  • It would be great with some cinnamon and/or ground cloves added to the cranberries. Finely chopped walnuts or pecans would be good too.

40 comments:

  1. That sounds really good, Lynn. I'll bet this would be good with bagels too. I'm hungry! :o)

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  2. I don't have any cranberry sauce...may I use cramberry ham????? Thanks...your tables make me always dream!!!!

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  3. My husband loves cranberry sauce so I'm definitely going to give this a try. Thanks for the recipe.
    Jane

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  4. Sounds yummy. I have to give this a try. I love cranberries. Thanks. Hugs, Marty

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  5. I can't believe how ferocious that wind was!

    My mom used to make that spread too! Thanks for putting up my button!

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  6. What a great idea -- this would be perfect for hungry guests when the big meal isn't going to be ready for a while.

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  7. I was looking for something for our gathering next week..this looks great!
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  8. This sounds yummy! I think I was at a party a few years ago where something similar to this was served and I was in love with it but wasn't able to find out the recipe. I can't wait to try this!

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  9. Sounds yummy and looks it too!
    I do love cream cheese/cracker snacks. Used to make one where cocktail shrimp mixed with the cream cheese, cocktail sauce spread across the top.

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  10. This a perfect spread for the holidays and I LOVE cream cheese! Thanks, Lynn!

    XO,
    Jane

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  11. What a wonderful dish to set out for the clan to munch while waitin' for Thanksgiving Dinner to be finished. Thanks girl....I'm stealin' the reciep...'K"??? :o)

    Ya'll have the most marvelously blessed day and a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

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  12. This looks fabulous. I've never seen anything like it.

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  13. Cranberry sauce and cream cheese - fantastic! What a perfect spread for the holiday season.

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  14. This sounds really good. I love anything made with cranberries. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

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  15. Sounds delicious...I can eat cranberry sauce right out of the can...love it.

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  16. I love sweet, I love delicious, I love easy, I love cramberries!!!! This is a keeper. I know this will be a family favorite!
    Yvonne

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  17. Lynn, that looks fabulous! You are a very colorful cook - and great food photographer too. I really like your new serving piece, too.
    Hugs, Beth

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  18. That sounds and looks delicious! And I love cranberry anything! Thanksgiving blessings, Debbie

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  19. I'm a cranberry lover so I know this is delicious already. Give me whole berry rather than jellied cranberry sauce, always!

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  20. Looks so pretty and delicious! Cranberries are so good!

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  21. It sounds good and easy to make. I've always liked the idea of using oranges to accent a dish.

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  22. That is my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner... Another Friday's Favorite for sure :-)

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  23. I love the little Santa Hat on your little pig. Your cranberry dip looks yummy! Thank you for sharing.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Miz Helen

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  24. Looks yummy! I love anything cranberry. :)

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  25. Sounds great! Can't wait to try it!

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  26. Hi Lynn,

    This sounds like a heavenly way to begin the holiday week. I'm going to give it a whirl!

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  27. Oh man this dip is perfect for me and really for everyone this time of year! I just love it and will make it for SURE! I'd be so honored if you would stop by and post it on my Seasonal Saturday - Fresh Friday blog hop. It's just perfect! I found your blog through another reader and I'm so glad that I stopped by. I'm going to find your follow button right now! Roz over at La Bella Vita!

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  28. mmmm! I can tell that this must be SO good!

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  29. This sounds so amazing, we are going to have to try it! Thanks for adding it to my Thanksgiving party!! :)

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  30. YIPEE!! You are my first participant in my very first swap!! Thanks so much for joining in. :) Your dip looks yummy!!! :)

    Have a great weekend. :)

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  31. Hey girl, It's great to catch up on what my "Blogging Buddies" have been doing. Thanks for the visit. I will be doing a lot of catching up in the next couple of day.
    I love the sound of this dip. My family is coming in for Thanksgiving and they are always hungry. I am making this. I will let you know how it turns out. Thanks, Ginger

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  32. I want to thank you for your kind words on my recent post...I do appreciate them. Also, this is just a wonderful snack idea!! I've purchased the compote that you pour over cream cheese, but never thought of creating your own sauce with such simple and yummy ingredients! I just canned cranberry chutney with a friend...and it tastes good over cream cheese, too.

    I hope you have a wonderful TGiving with your family and friends and piggies!!

    Dana

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  33. Hi Lynn...

    Ohhh...the cranberry dip sounds really good! This is the first time that I have seen a recipe for this! Mmmm!!! Sure sounds easy enough too! Thanks for sharing it with us...I'd like to give it a try!

    Warmest Thanksgiving wishes...
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  34. I love the idea of adding some walnuts to this! Yum! Thank you for sharing this recipe Lynn, and thank you for linking it to Favorite Things. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving. laurie

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  35. Looks good! I just read a recipe for taking cooked cranberries and placing a bit in square of pie crust. They are baked in mini muffin tins. The crust folds up over the top like an envelope. I may give this a try. Definitely trying the recipe you shared. Thanks! ~ Sarah

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  36. Looks good and sounds delish too!

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  37. I need to take a dish to our host's Turkey day dinner- this will be just the thing. :-) Thanks!
    ~ Sue

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  38. Just used your label to find this recipe again, I'm making this week.

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