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No Bake Cranberry Cream Cheese Tart Recipe

Tart with Cream cheese filling and Cranberry sauce

Graham cracker crust filled with cream cheese filling and topped with sweet and tangy cranberry sauce…

This is absolutely my kind of dessert, not too sweet yet creamy and delicious. This no bake tart can be made in just a matter of minutes. I used the store bought crust hence making the filling and the sauce was pretty easy. For making the filling you just have to mix the beaten cream cheese and whipped cream. I have to tell you guys, the cranberry sauce complemented the creamy filling so well. The sweet and tangy cranberry sauce along with creamy cream cheese and crispy crust, this tart tasted delish and has become one of my favorite desserts.

Cranberry cream cheese tart

Preparation Pictures

Graham cracker crust

graham cracker crust

Whipped cream

whipped cream

Beaten Cream cheese

beating cream cheese

Crust topped with cream cheese and whipped cream filling

graham cracker crust filled with cream cheese filling

No Bake Cranberry Cream Cheese Tart Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 People
  • Graham Cracker Crust, store bought- 1
For making crust from scratch
  • Ground graham cracker crumbs or use digestive biscuits crushed finely- 1 1/ 2 cups
  • Granulated white sugar- 1/ 3 cup
  • Ground cinnamon- 1/ 2 teaspoon
  • Melted butter- 7 tablespoons
For making cream cheese filling
  • Cream cheese- 8 ounce or 226 grams
  • Heavy whipping cream, cold- 1 cup or 240 ml
  • Granulated White sugar- 1/ 4 cup
  • Vanilla extract- 1 teaspoon
For making Cranberry Sauce
  • Cranberries, frozen- 2 cups
  • Granulated white sugar- 1/ 2 cup
  • Water- 3/ 4 cup
  • Lemon zest- 1 tsp
  1. You could either use store bought Graham cracker crust or make it from scratch.
For making the crust from scratch
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the Graham cracker crumbs (or ground digestive biscuits) and sugar.
  2. Add the melted butter and combine until blended well.
  3. Grease a 9 inch tart pan or pie plate with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Spread the prepared mixture onto the bottom and sides of the pan.
  5. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Making the cranberry sauce
  1. Into a saucepan, add cranberries, sugar, water and lemon zest.
  2. Place the saucepan over medium heat, cover with its lid and cook for 15 minutes till the cranberries have cooked well.
  3. Open the lid and cook for 2 to 3 minutes till the sauce has thickened.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool down completely.
  5. Chill the cranberry sauce in the refrigerator.
Making the filling
  1. Use a stand mixer or an electric hand mixer.
  2. First, beat the cold whipping cream taken in a bowl at high speed until stiff peaks are formed. Or use store bought whipped cream.
  3. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  4. Add the sugar and beat till fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add vanilla extract and beat for a few seconds.
  5. Fold in the whipped cream into the cream cheese and slowly combine them together. Do not over mix them.
  6. Take the graham cracker crust out of the refrigerator.
  7. Pour the cream cheese/whipped cream filling onto the crust, smooth the top using a flat spatula.
  8. Cover the pan with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 5 to 6 hours or overnight the better.
While serving
  1. Cut the tart into wedges, using a wide spatula gently place the cut tart onto a plate.
  2. Top with 2 to 3 tablespoons of cranberry sauce.
  3. Enjoy the crust, creamy filling and the tangy cranberry sauce, tastes incredible.




Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...