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Fluffy Cranberry Cheese Pie

This pie has a light texture and zippy flavor that matches its vibrant color. It's festive for the holidays or anytime, and easy because you make it ahead.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry gelatin
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 can (8 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whipped topping
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked


  • In a bowl, combine gelatin and sugar; set aside. In a saucepan, bring cranberry juice to a boil. Remove from the heat and pour over gelatin mixture, stirring to dissolve. Stir in the cranberry sauce. Chill until slightly thickened. Meanwhile, in another bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, milk and vanilla until fluffy. Fold in the whipped topping. Spread evenly into pie shell. Beat cranberry topping until frothy; pour over filling. Chill overnight.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 326 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Jo
    Nov 22, 2017

    A Thanksgiving tradition at our house! Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy!

  • 2124arizona
    May 7, 2017

    I love this pie! It's so easy to make and it slices so nice. It has a one of a kind taste!

  • chocolateformyfour
    Aug 29, 2014

    This has been declared the most outstanding pie in the world by our entire extended family. Everyone who tries it loves it. It's a must have every Thanksgiving. You can also use a graham cracker crust.

    Dec 2, 2013

    I have been making this pie since I first saw it in Taste of Home many years ago. I love it. Wonderful flavor, good texture, easy. (I don't even like cream cheese very much!)

  • amberjcarothers
    Jan 21, 2013

    This is such a great pie my Mom makes it every year for Thanksgiving and now I do too. The pie looks very pretty. The top layer is tangy and the bottom layer is sweet and creamy. It's cool and refreshing after a heavy Thanksgiving meal.

  • nahat
    Jan 7, 2013

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  • Aneenee
    Dec 18, 2012

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  • RoccoKitty
    Nov 23, 2012

    This pie is a Thanksgiving tradition...have been making it every Thanksgiving since it came out in the magaizine! It's a crowd pleaser!

  • mhane
    Nov 9, 2012

    This is one of the best holiday pie recipes I have found. Its always a big hit. Make sure you make more than one pie.

  • vgobora
    Nov 22, 2010

    I found this recipe years ago and have made it many times. Everyone loves it! It is very refreshing, festive, and the cranberry topping compliments the cream cheese filling well. I make this pie for the holidays every year. One thing I did find along the way was NOT to use low fat cream cheese, it does not set up right and has a grainy texture. I also like to use a graham cracker crust. Give this awesome pie a try, you will not be disappointed.