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Keyed Up Cranberry Spread

Keyed Up Cranberry Spread

Lisa Kamolnick
Cranberry, meet Key Lime. Keyed Up Cranberry Spread is creamy, zingy, works equally well as a spread or a dip and looks great, too.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Hors D’oeuvre
Cuisine American
Servings 1.75 cups


  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • ¼ to ½ jalapeño pepper to taste
  • 3-4 green onions
  • 1 TBSP lime juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 6 oz package cream cheese
  • 5.3 oz key lime greek yogurt tested with Chobani brand
  • 1 tsp honey or other sweetener
  • cilantro leaves for garnish optional


  • Set cream cheese out to soften.
  • Rinse cranberries, pepper and green onion.
  • Finely mince cranberries, jalapeño and onion by hand (with a chopper), in blender, or in food processor.
  • Place in bowl, add lime juice and 1 tsp honey and mix well.
  • In another bowl, whip cream cheese, yogurt and 1 tsp honey.
  • Add 2 TBSP cranberry mix and blend by hand.
  • Place cheese mix into a shallow serving bowl and top with cranberry mix.
    Keyed Up Cranberry Spread at a glance.


Serving Suggestions
Serve as a spread for crackers, bagels, or sandwiches, or as a dip for fruits and vegetables. Looks great on a charcuterie board.
Keyword bread dip, cranberry, cream cheese, hors d'ouvre, Key Lime, spread, yogurt