Experience the perfect fusion of naughty and nice with our Cranberry Jalapeno Dip recipe, paired with our crisp and bubbly sparkling Sirens Brute. The combination of sour cranberries and spicy jalapenos makes for a unique and tasty dip that will make your taste buds dance. As you savor the bold flavors, the sparkling wine’s effervescence will rinse your palate, leaving you ready for another bite. The bright acidity and fruity notes of the wine complement the bold flavors of the dip, making for a match made in heaven. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this delicious pairing at your next holiday gathering or intimate dinner party. Cheers!
- 12 ounce bag Fresh Cranberries
- 1 Jalapeno
- 2 to 3 Tablespoons Cilantro
- 3 Green Onions
- 1 cup Sugar
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice (optional)
- (2) 8-ounce pkgs. Cream Cheese (softened and whipped)
Use a hand chopper or food processor to chop the fresh cranberries, jalapeno, cilantro, and green onions. If you use a food processor, I recommend only using the pulse setting so that the cranberries don’t turn into a puree. You can also hand chop the ingredients into small pieces.
Add the mixture to a bowl. Pour in sugar, salt, and optional lemon juice. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
When ready to use, strain the cranberry mixture in a colander with small openings. This is an important step to remove most of the juices before topping the cream cheese.
Place the cream cheese in a mixing bowl and whip for 2-3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Spread cream cheese on the bottom of a pie plate, a serving platter, or a plate.
Pour cranberry salsa atop the cream cheese. Serve with crackers, pita chips, or tortilla chips.