Cranberry Caramelized Onion Cheese Spread

Cranberry Caramelized Onion Cheese Spread
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Makes 24 servings


1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 4-ounce package crumbled blue cheese, room temperature
1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded Cheddar cheese, room temperature
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 medium sweet onion, sliced, quartered
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup Ocean Spray® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts


Combine cream cheese and blue cheese in a medium mixing bowl; beat with electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add Cheddar cheese; beat until well blended. Spread in shallow serving bowl. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until tender. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in 1 teaspoon sugar. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until onion is soft and golden, stirring occasionally. Remove onion from skillet; set aside,

In same skillet, combine cranberries, remaining sugar and water. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes or until cranberries pop and mixture thickens, stirring occasionally. Stir in vinegar and onions. Cool slightly.

To serve, bring cheese spread to room temperature. Spoon cranberry mixture over cheese spread; sprinkle with walnuts. Serve with assorted crackers.

Makes 24 servings

Per Serving: Cal. 93 (5% DV), Fat Cal. 66.7, Pro. 3.1g (6% DV), Carb. 3.9g (1% DV), Fat 7.4g (11% DV), Chol. 18.9 mg (6% DV), Sod. 123 mg (5% DV), Vit. A 59.7 RE (4% DV), Vit C 0.9 mg (2% DV), Vit. E 0.3mg (1% DV), Calcium 69mg (7% DV), Iron 0.2mg (1% DV), Folate 6.0Ug (1% DV), Zinc 0.4mg (2% DV), Pot. 44mg (1% DV), Dietary Exchange: Fruit 0, starch 0, Meat 0.5, Fat 1.5


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Cranberry Caramelized Onion Cheese Spread

Denise D. from Fairfax, VT

Very easy to make and it was so so yummy!

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Sarah from Killeen, Texas

This appetizer is excellent! You do have to like blue cheese, but if you do, it's absolutely delish...the carmelized onions go perfectly with the cranberries and cheese, yum!


I make this every holiday my family loves it

GO TO Recipe...

Tracy from Emmaus, Pennsylvania

This is one of my GO TO Recipes when I am invited anywhere!! It's fabulous and no matter how many times I make it, everyone keeps asking for it and asking for it again!!!

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Anonymous from Hastings, MN

The cranberry sauce was wonderful, but the blue cheese was overpowering, and there was too much cheese in comparison to the amount of cranberry sauce. The next time I make this I think I will omit the blue cheese.

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