Cranberry Maple and Jalapeño Dip

 This dip will tantalize your taste buds, with that sweet, tart, and spicy combo it's a real crowd pleaser. 

This dip will tantalize your taste buds, with that sweet, tart, and spicy combo it's a real crowd pleaser. 

Recipe

  • 2 Pkg cream cheese, softened (optional)
  • 1 Pkg fresh cranberries, diced
  • 1/4 C green onion, diced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/3 C sugar, I prefer coconut sugar
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 

I suggest making this dish at least an hour before serving, to allow the cranberries to be a little less tart.  You can use less sugar if it has more time to set in the mixture. In a bowl, combine  your lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon  and maple syrup. Mix well then toss in the cranberries first coating them well, fold in green onion, celery, and jalepeno. I liked using a pie plate, to spread the cream cheese, on the bottom then top with your mixture and place in the fridge. If you are avoiding dairy, you can omit the cream cheese, its still delicious.