Cranberry Dream Pie

Recipe for Cranberry Dream Pie
Sam Jones/Quinn Brein



8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups (a 16-ounce can) whole berry cranberry sauce
chocolate crust (see below)


In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in heavy cream and sugar. Blend in vanilla. By hand, stir in the cranberry sauce. Pour into prepared pie shell and freeze.

Let thaw for 15 to 30 minutes before serving.



Makes 8 to 10 servings.

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Cranberry Dream Pie

I have raw milk from a Jersey cow & where it says heavy cream I would like to know if this would be alright to add as I hardly ever use store bought milk products. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

fat content

The fat content of the heavy whipping cream and in the cream cheese are important factors in how well it sets up. For instance if you use half and half for the whipping cream and neufchâtel cheese for the cream cheese it will probably still taste great and be healthier BUT it won't set up as hard! Thanks for the great recipe :)

Cranberry Cream Pie

I cannot wait to make and try this! A small sliver will do LOL
Thank you for sharing!

Cranberry Dream Pie Heavy Cream Substitution?

Are there any possible lower-fat substitutions for the heavy cream? Might thawed frozen dairy or non-dairy topping (such as Cool Whip) work? Thanks!

Cranberry Dream Pie

I Love this pie!! I use to make this pie for Christmas years ago. It was so yummy! My family loved it! But I misplaced the recipe and couldn't remember all the ingredients. I'm so happy I found it again! Thank you!

Why does it have to be frozen

Why does it have to be frozen? Can’t find t be stor d in the refrigerator?

cranberry pie

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Hi, Andy. The freezing helps it to set up. Hope you like it!

I LOVE the idea of this pie

I LOVE the idea of this pie but I made it and it froze for over a day and still came out like slop. It's not nearly stiff at all in the shape of a pie slice. And I tested my freezer it works! Any idea where I went wrong? Also it tastes great still!


Did you only thaw the pie for

The Editors's picture

Did you only thaw the pie for 15 to 30 minutes before serving? It certainly should not be slop! Glad to hear it tasted good!