Cranberry-Chutney Crackers

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Luscious and enticing appetizers will englighten your appetite!


  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Boiling water
  • 3/4 cup bottled mango chutney
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 of an 8-ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
  • 20 water crackers
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, cover dried cranberries with boiling water; let stand for 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Snip any large pieces of mango chutney. In a small bowl, stir together chutney, drained cranberries, and ginger. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
  3. For each appetizer, spread about 1 teaspoon cream cheese on a water cracker. Top with about 2 teaspoons of the chutney mixture. If desired, sprinkle with walnuts. Serve immediately.
  4. Make-Ahead Directions: Prepare as directed through Step 2, except chill for up to 2 days. Serve as directed in Step 3.

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