Here’s a festive Whipped Feta with Cranberry Sauce and Pistachios for a delicious holiday appetizer!
I was experimenting with a homemade cranberry sauce recipe for Thanksgiving and needed something to do with it since it wasn’t Turkey Time yet! My mom mentioned a feta dip with cranberries and pistachios she saw online and wanted to try. Bingo! a perfect way to use up the cranberry sauce I made. After all, I loved my Whipped Feta w/Roasted Tomatoes appetizer I recently made. This time I omitted the garlic and spices and used cream cheese instead of greek yogurt for a simple base for the cranberry sauce. We enjoyed this a lot. It would make an impressive appetizer for your Thanksgiving or Christmas festivities!Print
Whipped Feta with Cranberry Sauce and Pistachios
For the Cranberry Sauce
- 1 bag fresh cranberries
- 3/4 C. apple cider or orange juice
- 1 C. real maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp. orange zest
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 C. bourbon
- 2 tsp. vanilla
For the Feta Dip:
- 1 8oz. block feta cheese (not crumbled)
- 4 oz. cream cheese, cut into cubes
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
Garnish: Chopped pistachios and drizzle of honey
Serve with toasted baguette slices
Make cranberry sauce: Combine all ingredients except bourbon and vanilla in saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce to medium and cook until cranberries pop. Remove from heat and stir in bourbon and vanilla. Set aside to cool, refrigerate.
Make Feta Dip: Break apart feta into chunks and add to food processor. Add cream cheese and lemon juice. Blend until smooth and creamy. You can add a little drizzle of olive oil or honey if needed to loosen it up and make it smooth and creamy.
To Serve: Spread feta dip on platter. Top with cranberry sauce. Sprinkle pistachios and drizzle honey over top.