My grandmother used to make this, but she used saltines and straight cranberry. I've adapted it to fit our family's taste.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
3 hrs 15 mins
3 hrs 35 mins
10 servings


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Chill a large metal bowl in the refrigerator or freezer, about 15 minutes.

  • Mix whole berry cranberry sauce and jellied cranberry sauce together in a bowl.

  • Place graham crackers in a large resealable plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin into crumbs.

  • Pour heavy cream into the chilled bowl and whip with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes. Add sugar and vanilla extract; whip until medium peaks form, about 2 minutes more.

  • Place half of the graham cracker crumbs in the bottom of a trifle bowl. Top with half of the cranberry mixture and whipped cream. Repeat layers, ending with whipped cream. Chill until set, at least 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts

287 calories; protein 2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 47.7g 15% DV; fat 10.5g 16% DV; cholesterol 31.1mg 10% DV; sodium 152.3mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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This is usually the first dish gone during the holidays. Kids love it. It's sweet so if too sweet with the graham crackers you can use the saltines. Read More