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Creamy Cranberry Dip w/ Candied Walnuts

  • Author: Mavis Butterfield



For the dip:
12 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup spiced Christmas jam 
3 tablespoons honey
Zest of 1/2 a lime
Juice of 1/2 a lime
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
Pinch of salt

For the walnuts:
1 cup walnuts
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 teaspoon brown sugar
2 tablespoon honey
Pinch of salt


Add all dip ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer and blend until creamy {this was about 90 seconds for me}. Set aside.

In a medium skillet or saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add remaining ingredients and sauté for about 4-5 minutes or until the walnuts are coated and the glaze has thickened a bit.

Spread onto parchment paper, making sure the walnuts are spaced apart so they do not stick together. Let cool.

Top dip with nuts and serve with apple slices, graham crackers, pretzels or anything your heart desires.