Wine Spiked Cranberry Cheese Log

Use this succulent, syrupy fruit as a topping for pound cake or ice cream. You can also spoon it over a softened log of goat cheese instead of cream cheese.

Serve with your favorite crackers.
Photo by Ruth G.
Adapted from myrecipes.com
Serve with your favorite crackers.
Serve with your favorite crackers.

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Adapted from myrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1

    (10-ounce) package fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed

  • 1

    cup red wine

  • 3/4

    cup sugar

  • 5

    fresh sage leaves

  • 3

    fresh thyme sprigs

  • 1

    cinnamon stick

  • 1/4

    teaspoon table salt

  • 1/4

    teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1

    package (8-ounce) cream cheese, softened

  • Assorted crackers

Directions

Stir together first 8 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 to 18 minutes or until about one-fourth of liquid remains. Remove from heat, and cool 20 minutes. Discard thyme sprigs, sage leaves, and cinnamon stick. Place cream cheese on a serving platter. Spoon desired amount of cranberry mixture over cream cheese. Serve with crackers.

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