This No-Bake Cranberry Cream Pie couldn’t be any easier to make!

No-Bake Cranberry Cream Pie

Strapped for time – but you’ve been given the assignment of bringing a dessert to your family’s Thanksgiving celebration? Make our easy, creamy and delicious No-Bake Cranberry Cream Pie!

This pie is about as quick and simple as it gets! Three ingredients: softened cream cheese, whole berry cranberry sauce and whipped topping are mixed together – then piled into a graham cracker crust.


No-Bake Cranberry Cream Pie

Freeze your No-Bake Cranberry Cream Pie overnight – then soften for about thirty minutes before serving.

This No-Bake Cranberry Cream Pie has a sweet-tart flavor that is light and refreshing, and very delicious after a heavy, filling Thanksgiving dinner! The texture of the pie gets softer and creamier the longer it is out of the freezer, or you can enjoy it with more of a frozen consistency.

No-Bake Cranberry Cream Pie


For a super timesaver, you can prepare this No-Bake Cranberry Cream Pie using all store-bought ingredients as written below. But, if you prefer, you can make the cranberry sauce, whipped cream and graham cracker crust (see below in the recipe notes) from scratch.

No-Bake Cranberry Cream Pie

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You may enjoy these other cranberry desserts:

No-Bake Cranberry Cream Pie

No-Bake Cranberry Cream Pie

  • Author: A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: no-bake
  • Cuisine: American


2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened

1 14.5-ounce can whole berry cranberry sauce

1 12-ounce container frozen whipped topping, thawed (Or 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, whipped)

One pre-made graham cracker 9” crust (or homemade, see Notes below)


Place softened cream cheese in a stand mixer with paddle attachment and beat until smooth and fluffy, about a minute.

Remove cranberry sauce to a bowl, chop up slightly with a fork, and microwave on a low setting for 30 seconds to a minute. You want it to soften up and start to break down but not melt.

Add to cream cheese and beat until smooth, scraping sides a few times.

Remove bowl and fold in the whipped topping then pour into the pre-made graham cracker pie shell. Smooth the top into a mound and freeze for 6-8 hours or overnight.

Remove from freezer 30 minutes before serving.


To make your own graham cracker crust. Follow this recipe:


¾ cup graham cracker crumbs

4 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 tablespoons brown sugar

4 tablespoons melted butter


  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar and brown sugar in a bowl. Mix until completely combined.
  2. Pour the mixture into a 9-inch pie plate and spread, pressing down firmly, so that you have an even layer in the bottom of the plate and about ½ an inch up the sides.
  3. Freeze the crust while you are preparing the filling.

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  • Victoria wrote:

    I made this for our Christmas dinner dessert except put it in individual graham cracker tart crusts. It was super-simple, really pretty, and everyone loved it from little kids to grandparents. Great recipe!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Victoria! Love the idea of making this into mini-desserts!

  • Wendelin wrote:

    Can you use jellied cranberry sauce instead of the whole cranberry sauce?

    • Martha wrote:

      Yes – you just won’t see any chunks of cranberries in the finished pie.

  • Lisa R. wrote:

    Something to do with all the leftover cranberry sauce. 👍

    • Martha wrote:

      It sure it Lisa! 🙂 (We also have a recipe for Oatmeal Cranberry Cheesecake Bars on our site that also use leftover cranberry sauce that is also delicious!)

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