Raspberry Cream Cheese Dip

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Meet raspberry cream cheese dip, the simplest appetizer or dessert ever. Two ingredients and two-minute prep give you the perfect salty and sweet treat!

Raspberry Cream Cheese Dip - Tastes of Lizzy T

Raspberry Cream Cheese Dip

First of all…Merry Christmas!! I hope each one of you has a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends over the holidays.

Today I’m sharing with you the simplest little recipe ever. I’ve used the words “simple” and “easy” many times in the past, but this recipe beats all. It’s called Raspberry Cream Cheese Dip and it literally takes two ingredients and two minutes before you can pick up a cracker and start dipping into this sweet dip.

The two ingredients? Cream cheese and preserves. You can use any type of preserves that you like, but I highly suggest trying some hot pepper raspberry preserves.  We use the Rothschild brand and you can buy it here.

Raspberry Cream Cheese Dip - Tastes of Lizzy T

Now if you’re like my kids, the minute you see “hot pepper” and include it with raspberry preserves, you may turn up your nose. Trust me though. This jelly has a little bit of a kick to it, but you’ll not mind the fact that there are peppers inside these preserves. We forced our kids to try it (mean parents, right?!) and although they were certain they wouldn’t like it, they instantly started helping us devour the remainder of the pretty dip. It was one of those times I was praying they wouldn’t like the dip so there was more for me.

Think you’ve got it? Even if you’re scared to death of the kitchen you can handle this one, friends.Raspberry Cream Cheese Dip - Tastes of Lizzy T This dish is perfect because it can be served as an appetizer or as a dessert. Just dip in some buttery, round crackers and watch it disappear.

Oh…and one last thing. Kinslee’s comment was: “Since it has peppers in it, it’s kinda healthy, right?”  I love the way that girl thinks!

Merry Christmas to you all!

raspberry jalapeno jelly and cream cheese appetizer
raspberry jalapeno jelly and cream cheese appetizer

Raspberry Cream Cheese Dip

4.84 from 25 votes
Meet raspberry cream cheese dip, the simplest appetizer or dessert ever. Two ingredients and two-minute prep give you the perfect salty and sweet treat!
Servings 8
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes

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  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 ounces hot pepper raspberry preserves (or preserves of your choice)
  • Ritz crackers


  • Unwrap the block of cream cheese and place it on a plate.
  • Mix the raspberry preserves and then spoon it over the cream cheese.
  • Serve with Ritz crackers.
  • Keep refrigerated until serving and refrigerate leftovers.


I added mint leaves on top for a pretty garnish.
The calories shown are based on the being divided 8 ways, not including crackers. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 60mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Calories 175
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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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4.84 from 25 votes (22 ratings without comment)
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2 years ago

Does the cream cheese needs to be soft?

5 years ago

Lived the recipe I used raspberry preserves with crushed red pepper
Gone in 60 seconds

5 years ago

5 stars
I’ve been making this for years using a layer of green jalapeño sauce over the cream cheese before putting Smuckers raspberry preserves covering the top. It’s always the first appetizer gone! Merry Christmas!

6 years ago

5 stars
Loved how easy this recipe is. The kids are it all gone. Thank you!

6 years ago

5 stars
Nice. I tried it with orange marmalade..ots what was in my fridge..it was great too! In Jamaica we have a pepper jelly..its a real nice mix with the hot and the sweet.

7 years ago

Thank you for this easy appetizer recipe. I bought Bonne Maman’s raspberry preserves and wished after-the-fact that I had a bowl to put both the cream cheese and preserves. The preserves ran a bit. It didn’t matter. This was a hit and most were interested in this recipe, so I am sharing this one and will have to try the pepper raspberry preserves another time.