This weekend the Spotlight is shining on Jean Eppler of Fargo, ND, and her recipe for Cranberries Gone Wild Dip. We like Jean’s party dip recipe for its fun, creative name, and beautiful presentation. With its colorful cranberry topping, we think this dip would be gorgeous on a Thanksgiving or Christmas buffet table. So, follow Jean’s advice and make yourself a lime margarita, then get wild with her festive cranberry dip.
Thank you for sharing your recipe with us, Jean, and GOOD LUCK!
Jean Eppler’s Cranberries Gone Wild Dip
For the past couple years I’ve been bringing this dip to parties and it’s always a hit! People are always surprised when they learn that the main ingredient is cranberries. One bite of this dip is like a party in your mouth! This is a recipe I love to share!
Time: 15 minutes prep + 4 hours refrigeration
12 oz. package fresh cranberries
1 bunch green onion, chopped
1/4 C cilantro, chopped
1 small jalapeno pepper
1 1/4 C sugar
1/4 heaping tsp. cumin
2 T fresh lime juice
dash kosher salt
2 8 oz packages whipped cream cheese
1. Chop cranberries in a food processor.
2. Chop up your green onion, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper into small pieces.
3. Add all ingredients (but the cream cheese and lime chips) 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 into the cranberries and break up their bitter taste.
4. When you are ready to serve, spread your cream cheese on a platter.
5. Pour your cranberry mixture over the cream cheese.
6. Spread it all around.
7. Serve with lime chips
A lime margarita tastes great with this dip!
Submitted by Jean Eppler of Fargo, ND