Spice up your holiday table with this zesty Cranberry Habanero Dip, full of sugar, spice, and everything nice.

Cranberry Habanero Dip

 A sweet and savory dip, wonderful served over cream cheese or as a standalone highlight to any holiday spread.

Holiday Cranberry Habanero Dip

Be very, very careful when preparing the habanero for this dish – be sure to deseed the pepper unless you and yours can handle the heat, and take precautions to keep your hands away from the eyes and face!

Holiday Cranberry Habanero Dip

Recipe right here.

Holiday Cranberry Habanero Dip

A zesty cranberry dip with sugar, spice and everything nice.


  • olive oil
  • 1 Habanero pepper, de-seeded and diced
  • 4 sweet baby bell peppers, diced
  • 1/4 c red wine
  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • Juice from 1 orange
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Several dashes of your favorite habanero hot sauce
  • 1 block cream cheese

pair with:

Crackers or Toasted Bread


  1. In a skillet over low heat, sauté habanero and sweet bell peppers until just tender, about 5 minutes. Add red wine halfway through cooking to deglaze and reduce.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, combine cranberries, fresh orange juice, water, sugars, cinnamon, black pepper, sea salt, hot sauce [if desired] and sautéed pepper mixture. Simmer until cranberries begin to pop and liquid reduces by half.
  3. Cool and serve over cream cheese or on its own with crackers or toasted bread.
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