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
Adapted From: wiscran.org
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.