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Fluffy Cranberry Cheese Pie Recipe

Fluffy Cranberry Cheese Pie Recipe

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 YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • CRANBERRY TOPPING
  • 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry gelatin
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 can (8 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
  • FILLING
  • 1 package (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

Directions

  • 1. 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. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 326 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 0g fiber), 3g protein .

Reviews for Fluffy Cranberry Cheese Pie

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chocolateformyfour User ID: 7643589 2070
Reviewed 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."

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AMANDALEEANN User ID: 6377446 2436
Reviewed 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!)"

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amberjcarothers User ID: 4822390 1897
Reviewed 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."

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RoccoKitty User ID: 1558305 2034
Reviewed 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!"

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mhane User ID: 2835839 2443
Reviewed 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."

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vgobora User ID: 5624553 2614
Reviewed 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."

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mhane User ID: 2835839 2032
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"I made this for our family Christmas party one year , it was one the first to be gone. no one could believe this was made with Cranberries. I will differently make this one a each Christmas and for my office Thanksgiving party."

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ritazint User ID: 4424667 2785
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2010

"I found the recipe for this pie several years ago, and I've been making it every year since. Its become a holiday tradition in my family. The tart cranberry layer compliments the sweet cheesecake layer perfectly, plus its very festive look is appealing!"

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