Friday, October 8, 2010

PieDay Friday-Cranberry Cream Cheese Pie

I've had this recipe tucked in my recipe box for a while now but have been waiting until Fall to whip it out. Even though November might be a more appropriate month for it, I just couldn't wait any longer!
Using a can of whole berry cranberry sauce and gelatin for the top layer and a homemade cream cheese layer for the bottom, this sweet-tart of a pie is perfect for an easy Autumn dessert.

  • In lieu of cranberry or raspberry jello, you can also use cherry or even grape.
  • The apple juice can be substituted for water, orange juice, cranberry juice, cran-raspberry juice or almost anything else you wish.
  • If you make a cranberry sauce or relish from scratch, use about 1 1/4 cup of that instead of the canned version. This pie is a great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce after Thanksgiving or Christmas.
  • Grated lemon, lime or orange peel would make a beautiful garnish for the pie...I wish I had thought of that before I took the picture!

Cranberry Cream Cheese Pie

1 9 inch graham cracker pie crust
8oz package cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup apple juice, boiling
1 package cranberry or raspberry gelatin, 3oz
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce, 14 oz

In a medium mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, butter, vanilla and powdered sugar. Spoon mixture into Graham cracker crust. Set aside. Using a whisk, blend the gelatin and boiling apple juice together in a medium or large mixing bowl. Add cranberry sauce. Using the whisk, break apart the cranberry sauce (leaving the cranberries whole) and whisk into gelatin mixture. Slowly pour over cream cheese mixture. You may have some left over, don't overfill the crust. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until gelatin mixture has set up before serving.

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Carol@easytobeglutenfree said...

OMG this looks so yummy! I love fruity, creamy desserts and I love cranberries. I have bookmarked this to make during the holidays. Thanks for sharing.

Blackberry Cottage said...

I was just thinking about you the other day - you have such great recipes - especially for this time of year!

Stopping by from Friday Follow - but also, just because! Best wishes,

Haupi said...

The perfect recipe to get my heart jumping this Friday morning, I love it! I'm already a follower and saw you listed on the blog hop and decided to poke my head in to say "Hi" and I'm so glad I did!

Born 2 Be Mom said...

That looks so yummy!!! Stopping by from one of the Friday hops, but I am already a follower :) Enjoy your weekend!

Lolavie said...

I'm your newest follower! I'm looking forward to reading more from you and I hope you will stop by and follow me back! Have a fabulous Friday!

Kristin said...

I shouldn't blog hop when I am hungry :o)This looks so yummy! Following you from the blog hop. Lovely blog!


Burciko said...

Hi there!
New follower..
Hope you stop by too.. ;)

Sheila@WelcomeTo My Kitchen said...

Im a new follower throughfollow friday. i like your blog. always nice to meet new people online with the same interests. hope to get to know you better. stop by anytime for a great recipe or submit one to be featured on my blog! thanks again!

To Mommies and Beyond said...

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Brenda said...

Found you from the Friday blog hop. I am now following and would love if you would drop in and check out my blog. Have an awesome weekend!

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Holly said...

You temp time more and more each friday. I am goign to a pie birthday party next week!

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