I love Appetizers.

There. I said it.

The fact is, I’m always hungry! So when we entertain or we go somewhere for supper, I love snacking on appetizers!

This little appetizer recipe is so cute and delicious! AND you can make it with low fat cream cheese if you want! (I didn’t).

I know it’s a bit early but I think I am going to make this for Thanksgiving! OR maybe Christmas?

Make sure to but a small amount of cranberries along with a generous portion of cream cheese for the appetizer to balance out the tart cranberries and the creamy cheese.

Enjoy my lovelies!

Alex x0

Recipe inspired from: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Zippy-Cranberry-Appetize

Course: Appetizers    Yield: 30 servings    Prep Time: 35 mins    Cook Time: 15 mins  


  • 1/2 Cup of sugar
  • 1/2 Cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 Cup of water
  • 1 12 ounce package of fresh of frozen cranberries
  • 1 Tablespoon of horseradish
  • 1 Tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
  • 4 Tablespoon of chopped fresh chives
  • mini crackers ( you pick your favourite!)


  1. In a large saucepan, pour the water along with the sugars and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Once it is boiling, add in the cranberries and return the mixture to a boil.
  3. Cook for 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Cool.
  4. Stir in horseradish and mustard.
  5. Transfer to a large bowl and refrigerate until chilled.
  6. In the meantime, chop your chives (reserve half for presentation) and place them in a food processor along with the cream cheese and run until smooth and well mixed.
  7. Just before serving, spread cream cheese over crackers (I used a piping bag).
  8. Top with a bit of cranberry mixture. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
October 1, 2012