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Cranberry Dream Pie

Plenty of cranberries are grown in this area, so the tart and tangy fruit finds its way into my cooking quite often. This luscious pie is one I regularly prepare for our many holiday get-togethers. —Lila Scheer, Vancouver, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 pastry shell, baked, or graham cracker crust (9 inches)


  • In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and water until smooth. Add cranberries. bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat; cook until berries pop, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Fold in whipped cream. Spread evenly into pie shell. Top with the cranberry mixture. Chill for at least 4 hours. Store in the refrigerator.

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  • JMU
    Dec 20, 2009

    Tried it a 2nd time letting the cranberry mixture cool to room temp. It worked out much better.

  • al smith
    Dec 10, 2009

    No comment left

  • JMU
    Nov 27, 2009

    Mine did not come out looking like the photo, but folks still liked it. I wonder if the cranberry mixture should cool before placing on top - it doesn't really specify in the instructions. People really did like it though.