Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Appetizers, Snacks
Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip with chives, walnuts, crackers and apple slices

Tired of the same old veggies-and-dip combo? Liven up your next snack platter and impress your guests with this delicious, creamy Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip this holiday season! This tart and creamy dip is a crowd favorite and the perfect appetizer to bring to your next get-together. Not only will it spice up the table at your holiday gathering, but it’s made from simple ingredients like cream cheese and fresh cranberries for a light yet tangy flavor in every bite.

How to Make Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

Nothing says holiday cheer quite like cranberry recipes! If you’re looking for a quick and easy appetizer to share with friends and family that is healthy, delicious and super simple to make, look no further! Our Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip fits the bill perfectly. Making a yummy and healthy dip can be daunting, but we’re here to get you started with our easy and quick recipe that is sure to be a hit.

This creamy dip goes great with crackers, crusty bread, or fresh fruits and veggies, making it a perfect snack or accompaniment to any meal. Sweet and savory, it’s packed full of nutritious ingredients like low-fat cream cheese, cranberries and maple syrup– so you can rest assured that your dipping pleasure won’t come at the expense of your health! Whether you’re hosting guests or just snacking away solo at home, this sweet treat will satisfy all cravings!

To make the cranberry sauce, start off by adding some fresh cranberries, maple syrup, orange juice, and orange zest to a saucepan. Heat the mixture over medium-high heat until it boils and stir often – watch as the cranberries break apart and form a thick sauce. If needed, add more water to thin out the cranberry sauce before taking it off the burner and letting it cool completely.

For the creamy aspect of this Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip, mix together cream cheese, yogurt and garlic powder for an extra kick. Spread the cream cheese base onto a serving dish, then pour the cranberry topping over it for a bit of sweetness. Finally, top the dip with chopped chives and crunchy walnuts for fantastic flavor!

With this simple yet delightful recipe, you’ll have the perfect Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip that both kids and adults alike will love! Your guests will have something both healthy and delicious as they enjoy their holiday party.

This Cranberry Dip recipe makes 16 servings. Each serving contains 79 calories. If you’re on a Nutrisystem weight loss plan, you can log it in your NuMi app journal as two Extras.

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Servings: 16

Calories per Serving: 79

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 Extras


  • 1 bag fresh cranberries
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • ¼ cup water
  • 8 oz. light cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. fresh chives, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Add cranberries, maple syrup, orange juice, orange zest and water to a saucepan. Heat over medium-high until boiling, stirring frequently. Cranberries will burst and soften to a thick sauce. Add more water to thin out as needed. Remove from heat and let it cool completely.
  2. Mix together cream cheese, yogurt and garlic powder. Spread onto a serving dish.
  3. Top with cranberry sauce. Garnish with chopped chives and walnuts.
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