A yummy pie for cranberry lovers...easy!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the cranberry juice to a boil. Remove from heat, add gelatin and stir until dissolved.

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  • In a mixing bowl, beat the cranberry sauce for 1 minute. Add gelatin mixture and stir until well mixed. Chill in refrigerator for 2 1/2 hours or until thickened, but not set.

  • Remove from fridge and fold in whipped topping until mixture in thoroughly blended. Spoon into pie shell and chill until firm.

Cook's Note:

You can skip the pie crust and spoon the filling into dessert bowls, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

305.6 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 49.6g 16% DV; fat 10.7g 17% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 174.6mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2012
I had to adjust this pie slightly because I had a hard time finding cranberry Jello (probably because it's not the holiday season). I used cran-raspberry juice sugar-free raspberry Jello and "light" whipped topping. For the pie shell I made a graham cracker crust. We all LOVED this pie even my husband who claims he hates Jello. He never even noticed. GREAT light dessert on a hot day. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/26/2011
It was a bit too strong for my taste -- both too tart and too sweet at the same time. Maybe next time I will try adding more whipped topping to tone it down a little. Also I had to stick it in the freezer for a bit to keep it from being too mushy. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2012
I had to adjust this pie slightly because I had a hard time finding cranberry Jello (probably because it's not the holiday season). I used cran-raspberry juice sugar-free raspberry Jello and "light" whipped topping. For the pie shell I made a graham cracker crust. We all LOVED this pie even my husband who claims he hates Jello. He never even noticed. GREAT light dessert on a hot day. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2004
My husband's favorite Thanksgiving pie. he even makes it. Instead of cranberry gelatin he substitutes raspberry. And he uses a graham cracker crust. Never any leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2004
Delicious light and easy pie. Another good point is that it isn't too tart. Frozen whipped topping is not available where I live so I used 2 cups stiffy whipped cream (about 1 cup whipping cream stiffy whipped). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2005
This is a wonderful recipe. I was given it ages ago by someone else and searched today to remind myself how to make it. The only difference is a store bought or even better a homemade graham cracker crust. Even if you aren't a cranberry lover this is amazing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2007
Tasty and easy. I used a pre-made grahmn cracker crust and served with whipped cream. It was a perefect palate cleasner and went great next to my pumpkin pie. I was surprised how much I liked it since I am not a cranberry lover but I did enjoy how light refreshing it was after all the heavy food we had for thanksgiving. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2011
I made the mousse part didn't put it in a pie shell and it was wonderful! My only mistake was to not let it chill until thickened; I rushed it at maybe 2 hours and it was a bit runny but my guests were none the wiser and raved. Oh I also didn't use frozen whipped topping b/c of the chemicals in it; I made fresh whipped cream instead. So it probably wasn't as sweet as it otherwise would have been (which is a good thing--there's already a ton of sugar in this). LOVE IT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2007
My grandma always made this pie for Thanksgiving. As a child I thought that it was the best tasting thing on earth. Most kids love it as well as adults. I think she used Raspberry jello instead of cranberry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2009
I made this pie exactly by the recipe and my family loved it. I did decorate it up a bit with a pretty whipped cream edge on top with fresh raspberries and sliced almonds for decorations. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2006
My family loved this dessert. I didn't have enough whipped topping so I sub'd sour cream. I served with a dollop of whipped topping on each piece and sprinkled with chopped pecans. Yum. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/26/2011
It was a bit too strong for my taste -- both too tart and too sweet at the same time. Maybe next time I will try adding more whipped topping to tone it down a little. Also I had to stick it in the freezer for a bit to keep it from being too mushy. Read More
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