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Cranberry Whipped Feta Dip

I’ll never forget the year I brought this Cranberry Whipped Feta Dip to Thanksgiving…I didn’t even make it to the table before people crowded the kitchen digging in. It works great for Christmas too!

easy appetizer with cranberry compote

Cranberry Whipped Feta Dip

The holidays are here and the party season has officially begun! Let’s make a festive and delicious recipe that is the perfect holiday appetizer. Not only that, but it’s a great way to use up any leftover cranberry sauce you didn’t eat at Thanksgiving.

I love a creamy dip, one that is rich and full of flavor. The fresh feta cheese is creamy and when topped with tart cranberry sauce and chopped pistachios it makes a dip that everyone will ask for the recipe.

Serve it in a stand alone dish or make it the centerpiece of your holiday charcuterie board. Garnish it with extra pistachios and sprigs of fresh rosemary for an even more festive look!

This creamy whipped feta dip mixed with cranberry sauce and crunchy pistachios is sure to become your new favorite dip for the holiday season.

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Ingredients Needed

Feta – Use a brick of feta cheese, not the pre-crumbled if you can find it.

Cream cheese – Softened cream cheese, full fat is best.

Cranberry sauce – Use whole cranberry sauce for best texture. Leftover sauce will work.

Pistachios – Roasted pistachios, lightly chopped.

Honey – Use your favorite local honey. Substitute maple syrup if needed.

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How to Make Cranberry Whipped Feta Dip Recipe

First: Drain the feta. To the bowl of a food processor, add the feta and cream cheese. Pulse to combine them.

Second: Add in ¼ cup of cranberry sauce and the honey. Pulse to combine.

Third: Remove from the food processor and spread on a serving platter or in a bowl.

Fourth: Top with remaining cranberry sauce and chopped pistachios. Serve with toasted bread or crackers.

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

sprinkle cranberry whipped feta dip with toasted pistachios for crunch!

How long does it last?

Store any leftover dip in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Stir again before serving.

Can I freeze it?

With all the dairy in the dip, I don’t recommend freezing it. Cranberry whipped feta is best enjoyed right after assembling.

What To Serve With It

  • Crackers
  • Bread slices
  • Crostini
  • Pita bread
hand with crostini and cranberry whipped feta dip

Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • Use high quality feta cheese, not pre-crumbled.
  • Soften the cream cheese to room temperature before mixing.
  • Save the brine to thin out the dip if too thick. Or use olive oil.
  • Garnish with orange zest for extra flavor.
  • Make it vegan with vegan cream cheese and vegan feta.
  • Spice it up with ref pepper flakes.

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cranberry whipped feta dip is the perfect holiday appetizer

This cranberry feta cheese dip recipe is one of my favorite recipes for the holidays. A simple dip with a creamy texture and tart cranberries.

cranberry whipped feta dip

Cranberry Whipped Feta Dip

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This cranberry feta cheese dip recipe is one of my favorite recipes for the holidays. A simple dip with a creamy texture and tart cranberries.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces feta cheese (in the brine), brought to room temp
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup whole cranberry sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped pistachios
  • 2 tablespoon honey

Instructions

  1. Drain the feta. To the bowl of a food processor, add the feta and cream cheese.
  2. Pulse to combine them.
  3. Add in ¼ cup of cranberry sauce and the honey.
  4. Pulse to combine.
  5. Remove from the food processor and spread on a serving platter or  in a bowl.
  6. Top with remaining cranberry sauce and chopped pistachios.
  7. Serve with toasted bread or crackers.

Notes

  • Use high quality feta cheese, not pre-crumbled.
  • Soften the cream cheese to room temperature before mixing.
  • Save the brine to thin out the dip if too thick. Or use olive oil.
  • Garnish with orange zest for extra flavor.
  • Make it vegan with vegan cream cheese and vegan feta.
  • Spice it up with ref pepper flakes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 323mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 6g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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