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Thanksgiving Cranberry Trifle in a wine glass. Topped with whipped cream and chocolate chips.

4 Ingredient Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Cranberry Trifle

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author GlutenFreeBaking.com


  • 1/2 cup plus 6 tablespoons jellied or whole berry cranberry sauce divided
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature (regular, low fat or no-fat)
  • powered sugar optional
  • half and half, as needed
  • 6 soft-baked gluten-free chocolate chip cookies crumbled (Enjoy Life brand suggested.)
  • 1 cup sweetened whipped cream
  • Mini-chocolate chips (optional)


  1. In medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup cranberry sauce and cream cheese. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 30 seconds. If the mixture is thick, add a tablespoon of half and half to thin. Adjust as needed. Taste. If cranberry cream isn't sweet enough, add powdered sugar to taste.

  2. Place about one tablespoon of cranberry sauce on the bottom of six dessert cups. Spoon in two to three tablespoons of cranberry cream. Layer with a sprinkle of crumbled chocolate chip cookies. Add another layer of cranberry cream and chocolate chip cookies. Top with whipped cream and, if desired, a sprinkle of mini-chocolate chips. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve. Store up to two days in the refrigerator.