The Craft Patch: Cranberry Jalapeno Salsa With Cream Cheese

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Cranberry Jalapeno Salsa With Cream Cheese

Every year my Aunt Cynthia brings her cranberry jalapeno salsa to our big family party. I look forward to eating it almost as much as I like the family party! Cynthia wasn't able to make it this year, so I decided to make my own batch of salsa for our New Years Eve party. I just can't go a whole year without this stuff! It was quick to throw together but tastes so fancy. If you love sweet/spicy/savory, you will love this salsa! Add cream cheese and it just doesn't get any better in my book.

Cranberry Jalapeno Salsa
1 12 oz bag or 3 cups of fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained.
1/4 cup minced green onions
2 small jalapeno peppers, cored, seeded and minced
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. fresh cilantro leaves, minced
2 tbsp. finely grated fresh ginger
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 8oz packages cream cheese


Rinse, drain, and pick over cranberries, discarding all that are soft or bruised. Place them in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped but not mushy. Place crushed cranberries in a bowl; mix in onions, jalapeno peppers, sugar, cilantro leaves, ginger and lemon juice.Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours so flavors develop. It needs this time in the fridge....don't skip this step! On a serving plate, place cream cheese; cover with the salsa. Serve with crackers. I prefer Ritz, but Wheat Thins are good too.

2 comments:

  1. OMG!! I just made this last month. 3 times!! I saw this recipe- http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2011/12/cranberry-jalapeno-cream-cheese-dip-sugar-rush-reinvented-7.html but ended up tripling it but with less sugar each time. Once I made it with UNSEEDED jalapenos - ooooh boy! hot!!.
    It was so good with just chips, we skipped the cheese. We did eat some leftovers with brie and it was great!

    And now I cannot find cranberries anywhere!

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  2. My VT brought me some of this and I can not WAIT to bring it to family later in the year. divine stuff.

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