Start with cheesecake dessert mix, then add cranberries and a few staple ingredients. The result? A layered holiday dessert your guests won't soon forget.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1-1/2 cups fresh cranberries, divided
1/2 cup PLANTERS Pecan Pieces
5 Tbsp. sugar, divided
1 pkg. (11.1 oz.) JELL-O No Bake Real Cheesecake Dessert
5 Tbsp. margarine, melted
1-1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
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Let's Make It
Reserve 1/2 cup of the cranberries for garnish. Finely chop remaining 1 cup cranberries; place in medium bowl. Add pecans and 2 Tbsp. of the sugar; mix lightly. Set aside.
Mix Crust Mix, margarine and remaining 3 Tbsp. sugar. Press firmly onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate. Beat milk and Filling Mix in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Beat on medium speed 3 minutes. (Filling will be thick.) Spread half of the filling into crust. Gently stir cranberry mixture into remaining filling; spread over layer in crust. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Top with whipped topping and reserved cranberries just before serving. Garnish with mint leaves, if desired. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.
Serve this luscious dessert at your annual holiday dinner.
Easy Cranberry Cheesecake
Omit homemade cranberry mixture. Prepare cheesecake as directed on package. Mix 1 can (8 oz.) whole berry cranberry sauce and 1 Tbsp. cornstarch in small saucepan; bring to boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Cool slightly; spread over cheesecake. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Top with whipped topping just before serving. Garnish with mint leaves, if desired.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 47g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.