Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cranberry & Apricot Dip





You know if swallowing your pride tasted like cream cheese smothered in well, anything – it would not be hard to get along with anyone, that’s my opinion of course.


I like to be right.


My Husband likes to be right.


We are both often right at the same time.


This is where that whole pride thing comes in.


And this is where I choose to move on to cream cheese, wouldn’t you?
Delightfully snagged from ALLRECIPES






INGREDIENTS (Serves a Lion Pride)


• 1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries
• 1 cup white sugar
• 1 cup apricot jam
• 1 cup chopped pecans
• 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese



DIRECTIONS

Preheat an oven to 375 degrees





Combine cranberries with sugar in a 2 quart baking dish with a lid, stirring well to coat all the berries. Bake in the preheated oven, covered, for about 30 minutes, until the cranberries pop and release their liquid.







While all of that is going on, you can chop and measure…


Also, why is that every time I think about whether to PUSH or PULL a door open I always choose wrong?


And why are there always people behind me? Mocking me, I am sure of it!







Remove from oven and stir in the apricot jam and pecans. Refrigerate overnight to blend the flavors. To serve, allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature, and pour dip over the block of cream cheese on a serving dish. Serve with buttery Ritz crackers.

Also just need to sneak this in here...I am very sorry to all of the people I infected with my ummm..sickness - May you only remember the mid-holiday free diet I am providing you at no cost! word



26 comments:

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

This dip (minus the cream cheese) sounds like the filling I'm planning on making for rugelach tomorrow night! Yummy!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That is an interesting dip! Delightful.

Cheers,

Rosa

Kathleen said...

This looks like the perfect holiday appetizer!

Brownieville Girl said...

Generous to a fault!!

Dip looks wonderful.

Sue said...

This looks scrumptious! Glad you're better!

Bo said...

"Swallow your pride occasionally, it's not fattening"...Love it!

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) said...

Why am I so unfamiliar with sweet dips? I always go savory, but this is a genius idea, and I love the warm fall flavors. Thanks, Jen!

Ingrid said...

Mmmmm, pass me a cracker, please!?
~ingrid

Rosy said...

What a great idea! My mouth is watering...

~Lisa~ said...

Love cranberries and love the recipe! I bet it was creamy, sweet and tangy, loves (=

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Thanks for your comment :D

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

Love this in lieu of brie. Sounds like a great new dip to try. PS ~ Your photography is rockin'! Love it.

Kim said...

You always crack me up! I always push when I need to pull and pull when I need to push, it never fails!
This dip looks delicious and addictive. I know that I could make a major dent in it all by myself.

Your daughter is absolutely beautiful! Love the curls:)

Design Wine and Dine said...

I could simply bathe in the stuff!

Chef Bee said...

Great for a party. Your pictures are really helpful.

Plan B

Fashion Meets Food said...

very interesting dip. I definitely think I need to give it a try at my next party.

xo

gringarl said...

i love cranberry sauce, but never thought of making a sweet cranberry dip, thanks for the idea and of course for sharing the recipe.
hope you're having a wonderful week

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

you crack me up!

Beth said...

What a beautiful dip! And an adorable photo of Indigo.

Jenn said...

If pride was like this, I'd swallow it all the time!! lol

Deborah said...

This sounds so delicious! And I'm sure I'd eat more than my fair share of it!

Michael Toa said...

The dip looks so elegant on the platter. I'm sure it's delicious too. Jennifer, I presented you with an award on my blog and I also tagged you with a series of question. I hope you'll receive it. I've truly enjoyed following your delicious blog. Enjoy your weekend. Michael

teresa said...

oh my goodness, this looks just killer and so beautiful for the holidays. i love the quote, it's so true!

your daughter is a cutie pie!

girlichef said...

Yum, this sounds fantabulous! I want to head over with a box of crackers :D

aipi said...

What a great mish-mash of flavors! So fresh and delicious!


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Lori said...

A great recipe find! I need to try this! I might try another jam just so it doesnt look like I am copying you, which of course I am copying you.

Dang those men. I know precisely what you mean. Ugh! Its really bad when it keeps rearing its ugly head, like, all weekend. Now if my pride... wait his pride, yes he would definitely eat it with cheese. His words, his pride all of it, with cheese!