Easy Cranberry Cheesecake


This is a family favorite that we have every year for Christmas. Kids and adults love it!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
1 9-inch springform pan


  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs

  • ½ cup chopped macadamia nuts

  • ¼ cup melted margarine

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • ¼ cup cold water

  • 1 (.25 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme

  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce

  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip®), thawed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Mix graham cracker crumbs, macadamia nuts, margarine, and sugar together in a bowl; press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Cool crust.

  4. Mix water and gelatin together in a saucepan over low heat until dissolved, 3 to 4 minutes.

  5. Beat cream cheese and marshmallow cream together in a bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed. Gradually stir gelatin mixture and cranberry sauce into cream cheese mixture; fold in whipped topping. Spoon mixture over crust. Chill cheesecake in the refrigerator until firm, at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

543 Calories
35g Fat
54g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 543
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 315mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 114mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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