Cranberry Parfait


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 35 mins
10 servings


  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce

  • 1 (14 ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce

  • ½ (14.4 ounce) package graham crackers

  • 8 ounces heavy whipping cream

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Chill a large metal bowl in the refrigerator or freezer, about 15 minutes.

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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 (per serving)

287 Calories
11g Fat
48g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 287
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 152mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 55mg 1%

* 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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