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Festive Appetizer Spread with Cranberries

Festive Appetizer Spread with Cranberries

Serving Size:Yields 3 cups


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Brennan's Apricot Preserves
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 cup silvered almonds, toasted
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
  • assorted crackers



Great with crackers or it can be served as an accompaniment to poultry or pork.


In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water and sugar to a boil without stirring. Boil for 5 minutes. Add cranberries; cook until berries pop and sauce is thickened, about 10 minutes. 

Remove from the heat. Cut apricots in the preserves into small pieces; add to cranberry mixture. Stir in lemon juice. Cool. Add almonds. Spoon over cream cheese; serve with crackers. 
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