Cranberry Cheesecake Pie

Many delicious flavors all combined to create this deliciously fantastic sweet creamy tangy pie with the great taste of cheesecake.   
Cranberry Cheesecake Pie @createdbydiane
I’m a huge cheesecake fan,
and kicking it up with the sweet and tangy flavor of cranberry makes this just the perfect holiday pie.
Imagine this pretty pie sitting on the dessert table.
One of the best parts of this pie is that it isn’t overly sweet, the cranberries take care of that, they taste fantastic and are a great contrast to the cheesecake filling.
Cranberry Cheesecake Pie from @createdbydiane #pie #cranberry #Thanksgiving
It may sound like an unusual combination but just imagine…
the tartness of the cranberries and the sweetness of cheesecake all in a wonderfully delicious pie.
I poured it into a pie crust, you can easily put this into a graham cracker crust or if you’re not a crust person bake it in a pie plate with no crust, so many great options.
I just love how pretty pink it turned out.
It is so DELICIOUS, I was very surprised as I typically only prefer plain cheesecake. I do sometimes like it topped with blueberries, but most times I like it plain. 
But this flavor combo has won me over!
The cranberries were the perfect item to put into my unusual pie.

THIS is my FAVORITE PIE CRUST RECIPE you won’t believe how easy it is. 


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You can make pie crust or use the type you unroll and place in a pie dish, or you can use the type that is frozen and pre shaped. This would also be great with a graham cracker crust as well. 

You do not pre-bake the pie crust, simple add the filling to the pie crust and bake all together.

cranberry cheesecake pie @createdbydiane

Mix half the cranberries to the mix, then add the remaining cranberries to the top of the pie.

cranberry cheesecake pie @createdbydiane

When the pie bakes it puffs up a bit, but settles as it cools.

Be sure to cool completely then place in the fridge until it’s cold.

This cranberry cheesecake pie is great for Thanksgiving or Christmas or to cheer up a cold and gloomy cold day,

if you’re looking for more Thanksgiving and other holiday recipes take a look at some of these:

This cranberry cornbread is delicious

Turkey meatballs with sweet and sour cranberry sauce

Another great pie is this cranberry coconut custard pie

Roast Pork loin with cranberries, an easy and delicious meal.

6 homemade cranberry sauce recipes, there is a favorite flavor for everyone, take a look.

And don’t miss seeing these mini cranberry pecan pies, they are my dad’s favorite and I make them for him every year. They have become one of my most requested recipes to make.



Cranberry Cheesecake Pie

Delicious cheesecake with the added punch of cranberries makes this a special dessert to serve all season long.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Desssert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 + servings


  • 1 pie crust homemade or store bought (the filling will fill a 9" pie crust)
  • 2-8 oz packages Philadelphia Cream Cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 16 oz bag fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Prepare pie plate with pie crust. (no need to pre bake pie crust, just add the filling and bake)
  • In a food processor add 2 (room temperature) packages of cream cheese
  • along with 1 cup sour cream and sugar and half package cranberries
  • process until smooth
  • Transfer mix to a bowl
  • Mix in each egg
  • then add in 1 tsp vanilla
  • Once it was poured into the pie shell, place the other half bag of cranberries on top.
  • Bake it at 325 for 45 minutes
  • If you use a smaller pie crust, you can bake any remaining filling in small oven-safe dishes.
  • Turn the oven off and leave the pie in the oven for one more hour.
  • Remove pie, allow to cool completely before refrigerating.
  • Cheesecake is best served cold.
  • Place the cheesecake pie in the fridge and allow it to chill for at least 4 hours to set up nicely.


 Cranberry Cheesecake Pie



Cranberry Cheesecake Pie


  1. Looks yummy. Are the whole cranberries on top the other half of the bag? Did you add them in the beginning or after it had been baking for awhile? Would love to know so I can try this recipe!

  2. Oh that looks really good. I never thought about cranberries and cheesecake together. Although I think you can put almost anything with cheesecake and it will be yummy lol.

  3. Bridget baked a beautiful Cranberry Apple Pie for Tidymom's Party and now I see here your beautiful Cranberry Cheesecake. Love the red and pink colours and I'll just bet it tastes twice as good as it looks.

    As always Diane, your photos are fabulous.

  4. This is gorgeous and may even be genius!!! Cranberries and cheesecake… I'm pleasantly surprised.

  5. This sounds great and looks beautiful and festive. Great idea to use cranberries in a cheesecake. I would never have thought of that.

    I am going to a cookie/pie swap on Sunday and was looking for something unusual and festive to take. So I think I found my pie…thanks:)

  6. Hi Diane! Visiting you back from a moderate life. I am now following your blog, your tweets and I liked you on facebook! This cranberry pie is simply wonderful! Love cheesecake in any form and I think the tartness of the cranberries is a perfect pairing! I would love it if you stopped by my place on tuesdays for the hearth and soul blog hop. I think you would fit in wonderfully with our foodie love community! all the best. Alex@amoderatelife

  7. Yah! Diane! You linked up to the hearth and soul hop! Wonderful! I will add you to the twitter list for the hearth and soul hop daily, so look for updates on our daily "newspaper" featuring articles from all the hearth and soul hop community members! Glad to have you on board. I think you will really feel at home. All the best! Alex

  8. Doesn't sound like an odd combination at ALL…..OMG I'm drooling here Diane… sounds and looks amazing!!!

    and I was just thinking about your pie t-shirt apron the other day!! that was SO cute!!

    Thanks for sharing and linking up!!

  9. Well honestly you had me at cheesecake! If you have a moment please stop by and link up this recipe at my blog I think my followers would love this

  10. My jaw dropped when I saw your pictures! This looks absolutely amazing and wonderful. I bet the tart cranberries went wonderfully with a sweet cheesecake! Lovely!

    Hope you'll swing by and check out my CSN Giveaway this week.

  11. Diane….this looks amazing! I LOVE cranberries (and cheesecake)! πŸ™‚ and it looks polka-dotted! Great idea!

  12. Oh. Em. Gee.

    This pie looks AMAZING!! I love cranberries. So pretty and yummy and festive. Plus, I love cheesecake, so this is a total win/win.

    I figured I'd better stop by since our pies are "neighbors". πŸ˜‰

    Cookbook Queen

  13. Basically it was love at first site with this cheese cake. Oh. My. Goodness. How many cups of cranberries do you suggest?

  14. i've been making a cranberry orange cheesecake for years, but the orange is inside he cheesecake and the cranberries are a topping. this looks divine and i will definitely be making it. wahoo! found your link off of pioneer woman.

  15. I was just discussing this cranberry cheesecake pie with a friend that's as cranberry crazy as me. She suggested, and I agree, that toasted walnuts put into the crust before adding the filling would add a lovely nutty crunch that would be just AWESOME in this. Amazing looking pie. Can't wait to try it!!

  16. I'm a new fan and all I have to say is WOW!!!! Forget about that cranberry sauce I was going to make for my very first Thanksgiving Turkey dinner for my in-laws.. HELLOOOOOO cranberry cheesecake! Looks fabulous. I added this to our SAHM of Etsy team Facebook page!! Couldn't help but share with EVERYONE!!!!

    -Rebecca Slusarchyk

    P.S. I found your blog through The Pioneer Women!

  17. If the Pioneer Woman hadn't put this on her site, I would never have seen this. I make pies for a local restaurant, this is going to be a pie I'll spring on them. Thank you so much for sharing. They loved the cranberry topped cheesecake I took down. We'll see if this is a hit, too.

  18. Just made it and am eating my first piece!

    It tastes fabulous but it didn't set all the way…any suggestions?

  19. Hi Dianne,

    Thanks for getting back to me! I left it in the oven for the extra hour but I think I figured it out.

    …I was eating a piece warm. I couldn't stand waiting, haha! So, when my husband got home and it had chilled all day it was perfectly set.

    Thanks for an amazing recipe!

  20. Thank you! I've been looking for dessert ideas for the last few days without inspiration, but that cheesecake pie looks awesome! I love that I can make it ahead of time, so it's definitely going to be made tomorrow for Thanksgiving.

  21. This looked so good, I had to try it! What size package of cream cheese did you use? I used 2 8 oz. packages and ended up with enough filling to fill a 9-inch pie plate and 5 4 oz. ramekins! Yowza! Also, my 30-year-old harvest gold Partridge Family blender couldn't begin to mix/chop the filling. I had to use a food processor. I can't wait to eat a slice!

  22. Diane,
    I made the cheesecake. It was a smashing success. I waxed poetic a little about it on my blog

  23. I just made this for tomorrow's Christmas dinner! There was enough filling leftover that I also made cute little versions of this with my other pie crust and a mini muffin tin for my family to take home with them. OH MY GOSH they are delicious! I never would have thought of cranberries with cheesecake but it's so perfect! Thanks, have a wonder holiday!

    1. I’m so sorry about the mistake. The ingredient list is correct. 4 Tablespoons is the correct amount of flour.

    2. I can’t believe you answered so quickly! I had gone ahead and used tablespoons, so that was lucky. The pie looks beautiful, can’t wait to eat it today. Thanks for answering, and Happy Thanksgiving!

  24. I made this for Thanksgiving this year (2017). It was the first time I made a cheesecake. It was great. I would recommend not putting the cranberries on top. It looks beautiful, but fresh cranberries are super bitter, and they were just too tart . I am glad I only added a few on top for decoration. Otherwise, I followed the recipe as is.

  25. Is the crust baked, par-baked, or not baked? This will make a huge difference and I can’t find it specified in the recipe. I hope to make this soon. Thank you in advanced.

    1. The pie crust is not pre-baked. Place the pie dough into the pie plate, add the filling then bake.

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