Monday, November 2, 2015

Cranberry Jalapeno Jam over Cream Cheese

Spicy and sweet, this Cranberry Jalapeno Jam over Cream Cheese is a perfect holiday appetizer to serve for the holidays!

Not only is this jam unique, it is incredibly easy to prepare. It has apples, cranberries, jalapenos, and spices to create a sweet and savory jam to top over cream cheese. 

Any leftover jam is scrumptious over a grilled chicken breast too. As well as slathered atop a grilled turkey burger. Maybe on a pumpkin hamburger bun!

This jam recipe makes enough for two appetizers which is perfect for holiday party season. 

Cranberry Jalapeno Jam over Cream Cheese

  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • zest of half a small orange
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 8 oz light cream cheese, softened
In a saucepan, add cranberries, jalapeno, and water. Cook until berries burst and are softened, about 10 minutes over medium heat.

Stir in sugar, green onions, cilantro, apple, and orange zest. Cook for 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and bubbly.

Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon. Cool to room temperature. Transfer to a bowl or jar and refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour. 

Place cream cheese on a plate. Pour half of the Cranberry Jalapeno Jam over top. Serve with buttery crackers. 

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