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Cool Cranberry Pie Recipe

This cool and creamy pie has real holiday appeal. Many relatives and friends prefer it to traditional cranberry pie.—Mary Relyea, Canastota, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry gelatin
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 extra-servings-size graham cracker crust (10 inches)


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine gelatin and 1/3 cup sugar. In a small saucepan, bring cranberry juice to a boil. Add to gelatin mixture; stir until dissolved. Cover and refrigerate until slightly thickened, about 1 hour.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, milk, vanilla and remaining sugar until smooth. Whisk thickened gelatin mixture for 2-3 minutes or until smooth. Add to cream cheese; beat until smooth. Remove 1/2 cup whipped topping for garnish; cover and refrigerate. Fold remaining topping into cream cheese mixture.
  • 3. Place cranberry sauce in a small bowl; mash with a fork until spreadable. Spread over bottom of crust. Spoon cream cheese mixture over top. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until firm. Garnish with reserved whipped topping. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 506 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 79g carbohydrate (61g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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