Cranberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip Recipe

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 10 ounces dried sweetened cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup water, or more as needed
  • 2 small jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  1. Heat a saucepan over medium heat; add oil. Stir cranberries into hot oil and cook until cranberries absorb most of oil, 5 to 10 minutes. Mix sugar, water, jalapeno peppers, lemon juice, cilantro, and salt into cranberries; cook until reduced and softened, 10 to 15 more minutes. Add more water if needed.
  2. Pulse cranberry mixture in a food processor or blender until very smooth; cool completely.
  3. Stir cooled cranberry mixture and cream cheese together in a bowl until smooth and creamy.