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Cranberry Orange Dream Bars
Prep Time
30 mins
2 hrs 30 mins

Cranberry Orange Dream Bars - crushed ladyfingers, a Sweet'N Low® cranberry orange layer, sugar-free white chocolate pudding and stabilized whipped cream.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry Orange
Servings: 9
Calories: 491 kcal
Author: Lynne
Ladyfinger Crust
  • 24 Ladyfingers or enough for 2 1/4 cups
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
Cranberry Orange Cream Cheese Layer
  • 3/4 cup fresh cranberries
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 packets Sweet'N Low® or 1/2 teaspoon Sweet'N Low® 8 oz.
  • 3/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • pinch kosher salt
Pudding Layer
  • 1 ounce sugar-free cheesecake pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
Stabilized Whipped Cream
  • 6 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 packets Sweet'N Low® or 1/2 teaspoon Sweet'N Low® 8 oz.
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  1. Prepare a 9 X 9-inch baking pan, by lining the bottom and sides with parchment. 

  2. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar-free pudding mix with the 1 1/2 cups milk as directed here in the recipe. Put into the refrigerator to chill.

Ladyfinger Crust
  1. In a food processor, pulse the ladyfingers into crumbs.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine the ladyfinger crumbs with the orange zest. Add the melted butter and mix until completely combined.

  3. Place crumbs into the prepared baking pan, spreading evenly to the edges and corners. Press the crumbs flat and freeze for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Cranberry Orange Cream Cheese Layer
  1. In a food processor, pulse the fresh cranberries until well chopped.

  2. In a medium, combine the chopped cranberries, cream cheese, orange extract, salt, and Sweet'N Low®. Mix completely.

Stabilized Whipped Cream
  1. In another medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the vanilla, orange zest, and Sweet'N Low® and combine.

  2. With the mixer on low, gradually pour in the heavy whipping cream, slowly increasing speed as it incorporates. Once it is thoroughly mixed with the cream cheese, turn mixer to high and beat for about a minute, until nice creamy peaks are created. 

  1. Gently place dollops of the cream cheese layer on to the crust and with an offset spatula spread evenly around the crust.

  2. Repeat with the cheesecake pudding.

  3. Place dollops of the stabilized whipped cream gently onto the pudding layer and spread evenly.

  4. Place the pan into the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours or for two hours in the freezer to chill. 

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Orange Dream Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 491 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 23g144%
Cholesterol 188mg63%
Sodium 344mg15%
Potassium 184mg5%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1600IU32%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 131mg13%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.