This festive Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip with rosemary is a snap to make and only gets better with age. With a hint of tangy sweetness, both kids and adults will gobble it up.

If you can’t tell already, I’m crazy about cranberries and will put them in just about anything I can like Cran-Cherry Rye Whiskey Sour, Homemade Fresh Cranberry Sauce, and Turkey Cranberry Toppers.

Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip in bowl on tray

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Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

The taste of the season you can spread on a cracker… Does it get any better than that? I don’t think so! If you’re looking for a no fuss, easy and quick dish to whip up then look no further. No baking, cooking, or advanced kitchen skills needed here. 

The sweet cream cheese, tart cranberries, and fresh herbs really get to know each other in the best way possible to create an appetizer too good to skip out on!

Trust me when I say the holiday festivities are about to get a lot better with the presence of this cranberry cream cheese dip. 

Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip with rosemary on a round tray with crackers

How To Serve Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip?

When it comes to serving this incredibly easy cream cheese dip, the options are almost endless! 

Serve it as a dip: For the perfect holiday party dip, simply allow the mixture of sit out and get to room temperature. This will give you a great soft consistency, perfect for scooping with your favorite crackers. 

Give the presentation a little pizzazz by grabbing your favorite, serving platter, glassware, and a box of assorted crackers. Within minutes you’ll have people thinking your dish came right out of a restaurant kitchen.

Serve it as a spread: Feeling like a spread instead of another dip? The solution is easy! Just replace the orange juice with 2 teaspoons of orange zest. Then, boom you’ve transformed the recipe into an amazing cheese spread. 

Serve it up as a cheese ball, by wrapping the mixture in plastic wrap and shaping it into a ball prior to chilling. Then all you have to do it place it on a platter with a cheese knife and some crackers and watch people devour your delicious creation. 

Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip with rosemary in a bowl

Can I Customize This Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip?

Of course! I love giving you guys flexible recipes, so they can be adjusted to your own preferences. Here are some of my top suggestions for substitutes and customizations. If you have any other ideas, make sure to drop them in the comments!

Skip the goat cheese: If the thought of goat cheese freaks you out, no worries I have you covered. Just skip the goat cheese and replace it with more cream cheese.

I will say though that you shouldn’t knock the goat cheese until you try it. It really adds great flavor to the dip.

Try a mixed berry blend: If you’re looking for a little variety, try mixing some other dried berries in with the cranberries. Cherries and blueberries would be a heavenly addition. 

Add chopped nuts: For those that love a little crunch in a dip, try adding some finely chopped nuts. You can’t go wrong with a little bit on pecans or walnuts. 

For amounts, I would just eyeball it adding a little at a time until you have enough to evenly distribute through the mixture.  


Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip in a bowl on tray with crackers

More Festive Dips For All Your Holiday Needs

Creamy Whipped Feta With Fresh Herbs Perfect appetizer as a dip or alongside roasted cauliflower as a side dish. Drizzle with Rosemary Olive Oil and you’ll really take it over the top and seal the deal!

Spinach Dip Stuffed Crescent Roll Christmas Tree This festive, party-perfect, pull-apart appetizer is a fun way to serve up your favorite cheesy spinach dip around the holidays!

Beer Cheese Dip Serve warm or cold, everyone will love this dip. It’s perfect for game day or anytime you need a cheesy snack.

Creamy Sausage Cheese Dip  A zesty sausage dip recipe made with cheese and green chiles and served in a bread bowl.

Pumpkin Fluff Dip A creamy, fluffy pumpkin dip that is the perfect fall treat served with graham crackers, vanilla wafers, apple slices or just with a spoon. 

Peppermint Bark Dip Peppermint is definitely the flavor of the season and if you are looking for a delicious, sweet and pepperminty treat to take to your next holiday event, you’ve found it. This dip is the perfect guest to invite to your upcoming holiday party!

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Don’t Miss Out On This Recipe!

Seriously, this cranberry cream cheese dip is not just your average dip. It will put all other dips to shame. Even if you don’t have a party or event in the near future, just make it for yourself, you won’t regret it!

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Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip with rosemary on a round tray with crackers

Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

Yield: 1.5 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This festive Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip with rosemary is a snap to make and only gets better with age. With a hint of tangy sweetness, both kids and adults will gobble it up.



  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • juice from one orange* (3-4 tablespoons)
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste


  1. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and goat cheese until well combined.
  2. Fold in cranberries, rosemary, garlic powder, and orange juice until blended.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste and chill until serving. Serve with crackers.


*if you would like a thicker cheese spread instead of a dip, replace the orange juice with 2 teaspoons orange zest. 

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