Today’s featured holiday recipe is Jean Eppler’s now-famous Cranberries Gone Wild party dip. Jean took top honors in our contest last year In Search of the Perfect Party Dip, and her wonderfully-named party dip quickly became a holiday hit among our readers, many of whom wrote to let us know that they were serving it at their holiday parties.
Jean’s dip is easy to make, full of great flavor (most people just can’t believe they’re eating fresh cranberries!), and with its gorgeous red and green colors makes the perfect addition to a Christmas buffet. Jean recommends serving this dip with Tostito’s Lime Tortilla Chips and a Lime Margarita, and we agree – they are the perfect complement to Cranberries Gone Wild. Thank you, Jean!
JEAN EPPLER’S CRANBERRIES GONE WILD PARTY DIP
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