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Holiday Cranberry Delight

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 25 min.


8 servings

This holiday salad stars cranberries in a tart ruby topping that sits on a snow-white cream cheese layer.


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped


  1. Combine crumbs and butter; press into an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Chill.
  2. In a saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in pecans and marmalade; refrigerate until completely cool.
  3. Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla in a bowl; beat until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Spread over crust. Top with cranberry mixture. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

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