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It is that time of year when we are planning dinners and gatherings for the holiday season! Sometimes I purchase seasonal ingredients for a dish only to throw most of it away. Since that is such a waste of money and food, I look for recipes that use some of the same seasonable ingredients. This is a delicious and festive dip for Thanksgiving, Christmas or really any time! Plus it will use some of those fresh or dried cranberries you bought for your stuffing and other dishes. Port Wine is also an awesome ingredient when marinating beef or making a sauce. Red wine vinegar is always great to have in the pantry to whip up a quick salad dressing. I hope you enjoy this yummy recipe!

Cranberry Port Dip with Vegetables

½ cup Sour Cream, light
8 ounces Cream Cheese, light and softened
½ tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
2 tbsp Port Wine
2 tbsp Dried or Fresh Cranberries chopped
1 tbsp Shallot, diced

Mix together the above ingredients and serve with vegetables, chips, or crackers.

13 thoughts on “Festive Cranberry Port Dip

  1. Fast and easy. Sounds yummy too! 🙂 Thanks.

    1. Bernice says:

      It is definitely a quick and easy dip to put together! And I love tapping into ingredients that I already have in my pantry. 🙂

  2. I’m always looking for easy ways to make things a bit special, this was really helpful.

    1. Bernice says:

      This is definitely a quick to throw together dip that is festive! Hope you enjoy it!

  3. chefceaser says:

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you for reblogging to your followers.

  4. Sophie33 says:

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm! A lovely apart tasty recipe! I never tasted a cranberry port dip before! Yum!

    1. Bernice says:

      It was good! And I tend to cook with Port Wine during the holidays so it was great to find a dip recipe that I could also use some of the Port Wine.

      1. Sophie33 says:

        yes, I make a lovely fresh cranberry sauce with porto, orange & cinnamon sticks. Here is the recipe, if you want to make it:

      2. Bernice says:

        Thanks for the recipe Sophie! I want to make turkey cranberry sandwiches over the holidays and need a recipe for the cranberry sauce – now I have one!

      3. Sophie33 says:

        And my 2nd last post is another one with cinnamon sticks, maple syrup & water:

      4. Bernice says:

        Looks yummy! I love those aromas of cranberries and cinnamon simmering together!

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