Rosemary & Cranberry Spread

Good Morning!

Now that Thanksgiving is over I wanted to share this recipe for Rosemary & Cranberry spread that I made. It was a hit!

I was in charge of bringing the appetizers for Thanksgiving and I was in luck because the week before Thanksgiving I did an appetizer round-up. There were so many appetizers that looked delicious but I had to narrow it down. I decided to try the cranberry rosemary spread & boy was I happy I did (and I am not the only one).

This spread was a hit and between the six of us at Thanksgiving we ate the whole thing. I served it with a variety of crackers I picked up at Trader Joes but you could use pita bread or chips, crackers, bread or whatever you fancy.

I also think this spread would be a beautiful addition to an upcoming holiday party or dinner and add a little red and green to the table.

Gather your ingredients: garlic powder, dried cranberries, fresh rosemary & cream cheese.

Chop the rosemary

Once the cream cheese is in the dish add the garlic powder

and the dried cranberries & chopped rosemary

fold everything together and mix it up…


Adapted recipe from Life’s Ambrosia

Rosemary & Cranberry Spread

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Serves: 4-6

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened (substitute low-fat cream cheese if you want)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 tablespoons dried sweetened cranberries
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • fresh cracked pepper and kosher salt to taste
  1. Put all of the cream cheese into a bowl and using a spoon, fold in all ingredients until well combined.
  2. Serve with crackers, bread, pita bread or chips.
Make sure your cream cheese is soft otherwise the mixing is very hard to do.

I hope you like this as much as we did!

What are your favorite holiday appetizer recipes?



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Linked to Hungry Girl’s Wednesday Extravaganza. & Whatcha Whipped Up.


  1. Yay! This looks so easy and yummy! I might have to try it out for Christmas.
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  2. Ooh, I love this! So festive with the cranberries. :) I bet it would be good on a bagel or even on apples too!
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    • A Cedar Spoon says:

      Oh good idea! Apples would be delicious!
      I have also thought about doing half cream cheese & half Greek yogurt to make it healthier. We’ll see how it comes out.

  3. This is perfect timing! I’m going to a party tomorrow night and was just thinking about how I need to find a quick, easy, and delicious app recipe! I have all of these ingredients at home right now – can’t wait to make this! Thanks Julia!
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    • A Cedar Spoon says:

      Yeah! I hope you guys like it. It was gone pretty fast at Thanksgiving! I just saw your pasta recipe & it looks so yummy. My husband is a big bacon fan so I might have to try that one out sometime.

  4. This looks really tasty. I’ve pinned the recipe for future reference. Thanks.

  5. The combo of rosemary and cranberry sounds so delicious! Just pinned this!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! Hope to see you there again this week with more deliciousness!
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