Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1 tablespoon jarred horseradish
1/3 cup apricot preserves
1/4 cup dried cranberries (the mini boxes are perfect!)
crackers or salted corn chips for serving
Use a 2-quart slow cooker. Unwrap the cream cheese and put it into your cooker. Top with the horseradish and preserves. Pour in the dried cranberries. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours, or on high for 1-2. Serve with your favorite crackers (I used plain rice crackers, if you're gluten free, the Nut Thins by Blue Diamond are great, too) or corn chips. Pita chips (obviously not GF) would be good, too!
If you do not have a 2-quart slow cooker, that's okay! Put an oven safe dish directly into the stoneware insert--something like this or this or this. Then load your dip ingredients into it. Use oven mitts when removing the dish!