Mmm...it's almost time for you to belly up to the dining room table and take the first of what I hope is a million bites of delicious Thanksgiving dinner! I hope you all enjoy safe travels and a wonderful start to the holiday season. Enjoy one of these cocktails, and break out this yumy cranberry dip to keep mouths happy! Have a great Turkey Day, folks.
1 1/2 Cups Cranberry Juice Cocktail
3/4 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
3/4 Cup Tequila
1/2 Cup Orange-Flavored Liqueur (such as Cointreau or Triple Sec)
Stir all ingredients together until blended. Serve over ice in sugar or salt rimmed glasses. Garnish with fresh cranberries and lime wedges if desired.
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Combine cranberries with sugar in a 2 quart baking dish with a lid, stirring well to coat all the berries. Bake in the preheated oven, covered, for about 30 minutes, until the cranberries pop and release their liquid.
Remove from oven and stir in the apricot jam and pecans. Refrigerate overnight to blend the flavors. To serve, allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature, and pour dip over the block of cream cheese on a serving dish. Serve with buttery round crackers or small pretzels.