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Cranberry Pie


I heart cranberries. If I could eat `em raw I would…. but that would just be gross.

The first time I ever cooked Thanksgiving dinner by myself I made from scratch cranberry sauce. It was nothing fancy, just the basic recipe for cranberry sauce. I put them on the table and everyone looked at me like I was forcing them to eat alien cranberries.

Where’s the canned stuff??


Nobody ate them. Just me 🙁 And one other very nice person (thanks Nicole 🙂 )

You’d think this would’ve scarred me for life… But I’ve stuck to my guns and continue to make cranberry sauce from scratch. Only this time, I put a little plate of the canned stuff on the table 😉

Now that my guests are use to my cranberry sauce, I figure it’s time to scare them again.

Enter Cranberry Pie! This pie has a rich creamy custard filling with tart sugar coated cranberries floating on top.

Here’s what you need:
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  • 9″ frozen pie crust
  • fresh cranberries
  • sugar
  • egg white
  • heavy cream
  • flour

Combine the flour and sugar in a bowl. Whisk together and set aside.

Using a mixer, beat one egg white until stiff peaks form (this takes a few minutes).

Fold the egg white into the sugar flour mixture.

Slowly stir the cream into the egg white/sugar mixture.

Pour the fresh cranberries into the pie crust. I like to buy the pie crust that’s already in the tin.

Sprinkle remaining sugar over the cranberries.

Pour cream mixture over the cranberries…
Bake for about 50 minutes or until the center of the pie has set. Let pie cool completely. If you cut this too soon, the center of the pie will spread all over the place.

Recipe Adapted from Country Living


  • one 9-inch pie crust (I use the frozen kind in the tin)
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 heaping tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Pour cranberries into pie crust

Sift together flour and 3/4 cup sugar

In separate bowl, beat egg white until stiff peaks forms. Then fold into flour mixtures. Slowly stir in cream until combined.

Cover cranberries with remaining 1/3 cup sugar. then pour cream mixtures on top. baking pie for 10 minutes then low temp to 350 and bake about 40 more minutes. Let pie cool before serving.


The verdict?

I love this pie… but I also love cranberries. Its sweet, rich, creamy, and tart.

If you kinda like cranberries this pie isn’t for you.

If you don’t love cranberries, this pie isn’t for you.

Mr. Weekly Bite did not like this pie. He took two bites, said it was different, and left the kitchen. Hmph….


That’s okay… more pie for me 🙂

Pull up a fork… and enjoy!


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18 Responses

  1. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on November 16, 2010 at 8:20 am

    I LOVE fresh cranberries…so I’m betting I would love this! It’s so pretty too!

  2. Katie @ This Chick Cooks said on November 16, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Your pie looks delectable!

  3. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said on November 16, 2010 at 9:00 am

    I’m not a huge cranberry fan but I definitely prefer fresh over the funky canned stuff. The pie certainly looks yummy!

  4. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on November 16, 2010 at 9:11 am

    I don’t love cranberries, so I guess I’d skip it. However, my mom is crazy about them and I think she’d love it. (Along with all of your plates and napkins.)

    Your photos look particularly great today. I love the one of the cranberries with sugar pre-cream mixture. Gorgeous.

  5. Estela - Weekly Bite said on November 16, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Thanks Tracy 🙂

  6. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on November 16, 2010 at 9:34 am

    We make homemade cranberry sauce here too and only Tony and I eat it…and Max. We love it, but everybody else looks at us like we are crazy! I love it on my sweet potatoes…so good! I made an apple cranberry pie before and sadly, I was the only one that liked it. Your pice looks delicious and I would gladly have a slice with you!

  7. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on November 16, 2010 at 10:04 am

    um, i would TOTALLY eat that. please send some ASAP 🙂

  8. Jessica @ How Sweet said on November 16, 2010 at 10:07 am

    I actually love the cranberry sauce out of the can… hahahah.

  9. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on November 16, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I can’t believe people passed up your homemade cranberry sauce. I LOVE cranberry sauce. I would have hogged it all.

  10. Lauren at KeepItSweet said on November 16, 2010 at 11:38 am

    what a great looking pie!

  11. erica @ fashionmeetsfood said on November 16, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Wow that is a fabulous looking pie.


  12. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on November 16, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Yum! I’m not a huge cranberry person, but my Mom is! I’m going to send it to her! (She always makes the homemade cranberries for Thanksgiving too!)

  13. blackbookkitchendiaries said on November 16, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    outstanding looking pie:) you did a great job. thanks for sharing this.

  14. salah@myhealthiestlifestyle said on November 16, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    omg yum!!! that looks amazing! I absolutely adore cranberries!!!

  15. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on November 16, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Regardless of liking or loving cranberries I don’t think anyone can dispute that this is gorgeous! What a color to that pie!

  16. Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama said on November 16, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    That is something that would totally happen to me–make cranberry sauce from fresh cranberries and have no one eat or appreciate it! Crazy people.

  17. Diana @ frontyardfoodie said on November 16, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    I always make cranberry sauce from scratch and love it. I’m sure my family would drool over this!

  18. lynn @ the actors diet said on November 17, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    i’ll take your hubby’s piece!