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Spicy Cranberry Salsa Cream Cheese Spread

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hunt’s® tomatoes.

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Hi guys!!!  The holidays are right around the corner!  I love entertaining for the holidays!  But with many holiday parties comes endless appetizers to make or friends who just drop by to say Happy Holidays and I always like to be prepared with an appetizer or two that take no time to make.

My Spicy Cranberry Salsa Cream Cheese Spread is just that!  Easy, delicious and it looks so festive!  It is so simple to make thanks to using Hunt’s® tomatoes!

Hunt's Diced

I always keep Hunt’s ® tomatoes on hand because not only are they delicious and can help me get in and out of the kitchen in a snap but instead of using chemicals to peel their tomatoes Hunt’s® peels their tomatoes using FlashSteam which is just steam from hot water.  So I know there are no chemical by-products on my tomatoes.  Also I love that Hunt’s® cans their diced, whole, stewed and crushed tomatoes within hours after harvest, so I know we are getting the freshest tomatoes, yum!  That makes all my holiday dishes extra delicious!

So now for my super festive appetizer!  First I just softened some cream cheese while I mix my drained Hunt’s® Diced Tomatoes with a little chopped jalapeno for color and spice!

Spicy Salsa

Then I mix a little cranberry sauce with red pepper jelly.

Cranberry Pepper Jelly

Next I just spread a little cream cheese on each cracker.

Cream Cheese Crackers

Add a dollop of the cranberry mixture.

Pepper Jelly Cream Cheese

Next the tomato and jalapeno salsa.

Spicy Cranberry Salsa Crackers

How pretty and festive are these?!  And so easy!  It takes no time to whip these up.

Spicy Cranberry Salsa Cream Cheese Spread

Spicy Cranberry Salsa Cream Cheese Spread


  • 8 oz package cream cheese softened, can sub whipped cream cheese
  • Small jar red pepper jelly
  • Can of whole berry or jellied cranberry sauce
  • Small can Hunt's Original Diced Tomatoes
  • One small jalapeno seeded and diced
  • Crackers


  1. Mix your pepper jelly and cranberry sauce together.
  2. Drain your tomatoes and mix with jalapeno in a separate bowl.
  3. Spread cracker with a bit of cream cheese.
  4. Top with a little dollop of cranberry mixture.
  5. Next top with a little of the tomato mixture.
  6. Garnish with parsley.

Spicy Cream Cheese Crackers

You could take an even shorter route and just layer all the ingredients in a dish and let people help themselves, but around the holidays I think everything looks a little more special when it’s prepared and served individual like these.

So this holiday season take a little help in the kitchen with Hunt’s® tomatoes and prepare these gorgeous appetizers sure to wow all your guests and get them and their tastebuds in the holiday spirit!

Stay tuned for more delicious recipes using Hunt’s® tomatoes!

 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hunt’s® tomatoes.

* Lye peeling is generally recognized as safe by the FDA and has no adverse effects on the healthfulness of tomatoes.

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