An easy recipe for dairy free cheesecake topped with sugared cranberries and finished with a shortbread crust.

Creamy Dairy Free Cheesecake with Sugared Cranberries.

A creamy dairy free cheesecake filling in a shortbread crust, topped with sugared cranberries.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 393 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


For the cranberries

  • 3/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/3 cup super fine sugar

For the crust

  • 1 cup gluten free flour blend I used King Arthur Gluten Free All-Purpose Mix
  • ½ cup vegan buttery spread
  • Tablespoons sugar
  • teaspoon salt

For the filling

  • 1 container SO Delicious Coco Whip thawed
  • 8 ounces Daiya cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar


  1. The night before you want to serve this dessert, make the cranberries. Place the 3/4 cup sugar and the water in a pan and bring to a simmer. (Do not boil). Remove pan from heat and add the cranberries.
  2. Let cool and then place the cranberries in the liquid in the refrigerator for at least 8 hour or overnight.
  3. After 8 hours, drain the cranberries and place them in a shallow dish with the superfine sugar. Roll them around to coat, and let dry for about an hour. Store sugared cranberries in a cool place.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, Combine the gluten free flour, buttery spread, sugar, and salt in a bowl and mix together using a pastry blender.
  5. Press the crust into a pie pan or tart pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until lightly golden. Let cool completely.
  6. Put the Coco Whip, Daiya cream cheese, and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until combined and fluffy. Spoon mixture into cooled crust.
  7. Chill the cheesecake in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
  8. When ready to serve, top the cheesecake with the sugared cranberries.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Dairy Free Cheesecake with Sugared Cranberries.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 259mg11%
Potassium 38mg1%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 590IU12%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.