Holiday Appetizer Idea with Cranberry Jam Recipe

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This cranberry jam recipe is super easy to follow and will fill your house with the most wonderful aroma.

Cream cheese, cranberry jam, and fresh rosemary on a Triscuit

Quick and easy appetizers are essential to have on hand at this time of the year.

Guests are popping in, and it’s a great feeling to be able to welcome them with tasty holiday snacks.

Whether you serve these before a big meal, or just as a casual nibbler, these Rosemary Cranberry Cream Triscuit Bites are totally delicious.

In just one shopping trip at Walmart, you can grab everything needed to make this yummy appetizer.

With the variety of Triscuit flavors available, you may want to try different combinations.

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However, Rosemary and Olive Oil has been my favorite since it first came out.

So, grab a box or two of your favorite Triscuit crackers, some whipped cream cheese, fresh rosemary, and the ingredients to make the recipe below.

Crackers with cranberry jam on top

Cranberry Jam Recipe

Once you’ve made your cranberry jam and recovered from the dream state that heavenly smell has surely put you in, you can start preparing your dish.

Triscuits with cranberry jam topping on a plate with a box of Triscuits

Spread about a teaspoon of whipped cream cheese onto each Triscuit cracker.

Add a teaspoon of your fresh cranberry jam and top with a tiny sprig of fresh rosemary.

These look gorgeous and taste amazing.

Even my son, who typically cannot stand the taste of cranberries, loves this snack.

Bowl of cranberry jam and box of Triscuits on a table

Did you know that Triscuit is baked with 100% whole grain wheat and is now NON-GMO?

The recipe ideas using these crackers are seemingly endless!

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Yield: 32 tbsp

Cranberry Jam

Cream cheese, cranberry jam, and fresh rosemary on a Triscuit

So easy and yummy! Plus, your house will smell amazing for hours!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 12 oz bag fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1 dash black pepper, to taste


  1. Combine cranberries, white sugar, water, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, and pepper in a large pot over medium heat. 
  2. Simmer, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves and cranberries pop, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Optional: Process jam in blender until smooth.
  4. Pour into glass jar and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 tbsp

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 24Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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Homemade cranberry jam recipe served on Triscuit crackers with cream cheese.

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