This year – try something different. How about a dish that combines dried cranberries, cherry preserves and jalapenos? Yes, it sounds weird – but hear me out, this is a dish you must try this holiday season and share with your friends and family.
Last year at a holiday party I tasted this delicious appetizer from a good friend that is more than grateful to share. While the ingredients sound strange together, you simply must try it.
This makes a great dip served with pretzel crisps, or Fritos when you are feeling more indulgent. Use it as a topper for mini crudites along with whipped cream cheese. Or use as a salsa for grilled chicken or pork.
Whatever your preference, this appetizer is a show stopper and will leave your guests talking about it until the next holiday season.
Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Dip
1 package dried cranberries
1 jar cherry preserves (not jelly or jam)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 fresh jalapeno, chopped (remove seeds) or a small handful of jarred jalapenos, chopped
1 handful of cilantro, chopped
2 TBS apple cider vinegar
Mix and refrigerate overnight. Serve while cold.
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