Slice of cranberry pistachio lasagna

Cranberry Pistachio Lasagna

  • Author: Vera Zecevic
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 hours 45 minutes
  • Yield: 24 slices 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Cranberry Pistachio Lasagna is an easy, NO BAKE dessert for a Thanksgiving or Christmas gathering. If you are looking for a simple cranberry dessert recipe to feed a crowd at holiday parties, this delicious layered cheesecake dessert with Oreo crust is calling your name!


Oreo Crust:

  • 36 Golden Oreo cookies
  • ½ cup unsalted butter-melted

Cheesecake Layer:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese-softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter-softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cup whipped cream
  • 1/3 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1/31/2 cup chopped dried cranberries

Cranberry Jello Layer:

  • 3 oz. strawberry flavored gelatin (like Jello)
  • ½ cup boiling cranberry juice
  • ¾ cup cranberry sauce
  • 4 cups whipped cream

For Topping:

  • 23 cups whipped cream
  • 45 oz. white chocolate bar to make the curls
  • ¼ cup chopped pistachios
  • ¼ cup chopped dried cranberries


  1. Notes: For whipped cream you can use thawed whipped topping like Cool Whip (you’ll need 22 oz.) or beat 3 ½ cups chilled heavy whipping cream with 2 teaspoons vanilla until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar to taste and continue mixing on high speed until STIFF PEAKS form.
  2. To make the crust ground whole Oreo cookies with the filling in a food processor to make fine crumbs.  Then, stir in ½ cup melted butter until evenly moistened. Now, press the mixture in the bottom of 9 x 13 inch dish, set in the freezer to firm while making cheesecake layer.
  3. In a bowl cream together ½ cup softened butter, 8 oz. softened cream cheese and 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth and creamy. Add 1 ¼ cup whipped cream and mix to combine. Mix in chopped pistachios and cranberries, too. Then, spread the mixture over chilled crust. Place in the fridge to firm, too.
  4. In a large bowl place strawberry Jello, add ½ cup boiling juice and stir to dissolve completely. Whisk cranberry sauce until combine. Cool to room temperature and then add 4 cups whipped cream and mix until combine evenly. Taste the mixture and if it’s not sweet enough to your taste add powdered sugar. I didn’t add extra sugar, but it depends on sweetness of cranberry sauce you use. Pour the mixture over firmed cream cheese layer and smooth the top.
  5. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours until set.
  6. Spread 2 cups whipped cream on top.
  7. To make the curls, carefully draw a vegetable peeler across the broad surface of a bar of white chocolate at room temperature. Sprinkle curls on top. Sprinkle chopped pistachios and cranberries. Refrigerate for 2 more hours before serving, or overnight.
  8. Store in the fridge.