Cranberry Blue Cheese Spread

This savory cheese spread is an easy and festive appetizer recipe. If you are a blue cheese fan, this cranberry blue cheese spread with pecans will be a huge hit.  Perfect for a holiday party, football game, or just a Friday night at home! 

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Blue cheese spread with cream cheese, sour cream, cranberries, and pecans

My love of cheese appetizers!

I have a serious weakness for appetizers. I often go to a restaurant and just order a selection of things off the appetizer menu. That way I  try small portions of several different dishes and they are easily shared with friends and family.

When we have company over, I serve my guests a selection of different appetizers rather than making a huge sit-down meal. Serving appetizers allows more room for mingling, wandering around and chatting, and just general socializing. A big sit-down meal just seems way too formal for my style of entertaining.

If you are looking for some cheese appetizer recipes, keep reading for a VERY quick and easy Cranberry and Blue Cheese Spread to serve at your next party!

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Cranberry and blue cheese spread ingredients

One thing I really look for when making an appetizer for a holiday party is that it is EASY. I don’t want to have my guests all milling about and have me be stuck in the kitchen cooking and assembling tiny appetizers with toothpicks!

  • Cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Sour cream
  • Celery, finely minced
  • Parsley, finely minced
  • Pecans
  • Dried cranberries
  • Black pepper
  • Crackers for serving

close up of chopped pecans on a cutting board

This cranberry and blue cheese spread requires one bowl and only a small amount of chopping. Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature before you get started for the easiest mixing.

I SWEAR by my Kitchenaid mixer. I’m sure you can mix this spread with a wooden spoon but it took all of 15 seconds in my mixer to get everything combined.

Cranberry Blue Cheese Spread

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This savory blue cheese cranberry spread is loaded with crunchy pecans and celery. It gets its creaminess from cream cheese and sour cream.  Blue cheese, of course, is a star flavor.  If you are having company over and looking for an easy appetizer recipe I highly recommend you give this one a try!

Blue cheese spread with cranberries and pecans is an easy and flavorful appetizer recipe

Cranberry and Blue Cheese Spread

Looking for cranberry blue cheese appetizers? This cheese spread is delicious!  Creamy, crunchy, and bold in flavor, it is an easy appetizer recipe for your next party!

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Cranberry and Blue Cheese Spread

Blue cheese spread with cream cheese, sour cream, cranberries, and pecans

This savory blue cheese cranberry spread is loaded with crunchy pecans and celery and gets it’s creaminess from cream cheese and sour cream.  Blue cheese, of course, is a star flavor! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 4 ounces blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 stalk celery, finely minced
  • 3 TBSP fresh parsley, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • crackers for serving


  1. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, blue cheese, celery, parsley, pecans, cranberries and pepper in a large mixing bowl
  2. Mix thoroughly until everything is well blended
  3. Place in serving bowl alongside crackers and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 175mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information not always accurate




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