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Cranberry Swiss Almond Holiday Spread

This flavorful dip is perfect any time you want something warm and cheesy, but it's especially good for Thanksgiving and Christmas, with the cranberries and red and green colors. Serve it with crackers or baguette slices and watch it disappear!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese with chives
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • dash garlic powder
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked
  • 12 oz. swiss cheese, grated
  • 2 oz. dried cranberries
  • 1 cup Buttery Almonds,* divided


  • Combine mayonnaise, whipped cream cheese, garlic and mustard in a large mixing bowl
  • Add Swiss cheese and mix well
  • Add green onions, bacon pieces, cranberries and 1/2 cup almonds
  • Place mixture in a greased deep dish quiche pan or casserole
  • At this point the dip can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours for baking later if desired
  • Bake dip at 325 degrees for 25 minutes or until heated through. Serve with crackers or baguette slices


*Buttery Almonds are almonds that have been browned in equal parts butter and olive oil, with brown sugar and salt
Keyword bacon and cheese dip, Christmas appetizer, cranberries, holiday appetizer, swiss almond dip, Thanksgiving