This naturally gluten free Warm Cranberry Dip is a simple dip that is greater than the sum of its’ parts. Canned cranberry sauce gives it a pretty pink hue, toasted almonds add crunch and the green onions make this a dynamite cheesy dip.
This dip is worthy of any dinner, casual or fancy, from October to January. Cranberries are harvested in the fall yet I have recipes that use them in all forms. That means fresh, frozen, dried and even canned cranberry sauce that goes in this dip.
- Miracle Whip
- Cream cheese
- Feta cheese
- Canned whole berry cranberry sauce
- Slivered almonds
- Green onions
See recipe card for quantities.
Recipes Using Cranberries
Saving your absolute favourite recipes and repeating them year after year is the best way to build a collection of fabulous recipes you're excited to make all over again. This is part of my seasonal strategy for cooking.
I have dried cranberries in my pantry all year for recipes like granola bars and granola. As soon as fresh cranberries are available I buy them along with cans of cranberry sauce. Then I'm ready to make any of the recipes on my list, like this Warm Cranberry Dip.
This recipe doesn't have orange in it but the tartness of cranberries pairs well with orange. You'll notice that combination in this list of recipes worth repeating.
- Winter Greens with Cranberry Port Vinaigrette
- Cranberry Orange Muffins
- Cranberry Orange and Cilantro Salsa
- Cranberry Orange Scones
- Cranberry Orange Chicken
Tips to Avoid Cross Contact
Dips attract crackers and gluten so they have a high risk of cross contact and are best to avoid. The best way to be sure you can enjoy a dip is to take it yourself.
One solution is to make and label one or more individual portions of the dip. I do that in small Mason jars or ramekins that are oven and microwave safe. A short, 1-cup size Mason jar filled half way gives a generous portion of dip and has enough room for dipping.
If you love Mason jars as much as I do, check out this post, Organize For Success with Mason Jars. They're so versatile you just might end up buying some.
- Sets of oven safe ceramic baking dishes often have a small size that works for individual servings of this dip.
- Wide-mouth 1-cup size Mason jars that I'd use to take a dip anywhere.
- Ramekins come in lots of shapes, sizes and colours. I like the ½ cup (8-oz) size ceramic ramekins but you should buy what you like.
Let me know in the comments below if you made this dip and if it was a hit.
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Warm Cranberry Dip
- 1 cup Miracle Whip
- 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature (250 g)
- ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
- ½ cup whole berry cranberry sauce
- ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted
- ½ cup sliced green onions
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Beat Miracle Whip and cream cheese together in an electric mixer until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Transfer to an oven proof serving dish.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes. Serve warm with gluten free crackers and a variety of colourful raw vegetables.