Cranberry Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Ingredients

 

  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • Assorted crackers

 

Preparation

 

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; cool completely.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in cranberry mixture until blended. Serve with crackers.

 

Editor’s Note

 

  • Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

 

Time: 25 minutes + cooling time

Makes:  2 cups | Calories 88 | Fat 3g | Protein 2g | Dietary Fiber 0g

 

source:  www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cranberry-jalapeno-cheese-spread/


 

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