Looking for an easy and tasty holiday cranberry recipe? You are going to love this Cranberry Dump Pie Dessert Recipe. A cranberry pie is perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make. This crustless pie creation is the perfect combination of sweet and tart, festive and delicious.
Mixing only takes about 10 minutes and 40 minutes to cook. You’ll be wowing your family and friends in no time.
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What is a Cranberry Dump Pie?
A cranberry dump pie is unique because there is no crust to prepare. All the ingredients are mixed quickly and poured into the pie plate.
Once the ingredients have been baked, the dessert is cut into slices for serving. The cranberries provide a rich, festive color as well as a tangy flavor.
Why are Cranberry Recipes A Thanksgiving and Christmas Tradition?
Cranberries are native to America and were growing in abundance in the 1500s. It is believed that the pilgrims and American Indians consumed cranberries at the first Thanksgiving. They symbolically represent an American Harvest.
Their festive red color has carried over and is considered a typical ingredient in recipes for Christmas as well.
How Are Cranberries Related to Christmas?
In addition to cranberry recipes, cranberries are a symbol of Christmas. The colorful red berries are perfect for holiday decorating. They add a bright spot tucked into greenery, wreaths, and garlands. String fresh cranberries to decorate the Christmas tree, add them to a bowl on the kitchen counters, and more.
Supplies Needed For Recipe
Gather all your ingredients, and preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 176 Celsius.
You’ll need a large mixing bowl, measuring spoons, and a 9-inch pie plate.
Cranberry Pie Recipe
This recipe only requires a few basic ingredients.
- Fresh Cranberries
- All Purpose Flour
- Eggs Beaten
- Butter Melted
- Vanilla Extract
Fresh vs. Frozen Cranberries
You can substitute frozen cranberries for this recipe. However, the fresh cranberries create a firm filling and a beautiful presentation. The frozen berries will cause the ingredients to blend, and the colors will also be blended.
Cranberry Dessert Recipe
Add sugar, flour, and salt to a mixing bowl to prepare this cranberry recipe.
Add fresh cranberries and walnuts and toss to coat.
Melt the butter and mix with beaten eggs and vanilla extract.
Pour over the berries, nuts, and flour mixture and stir until well-mixed.
Pour into a greased pie plate and bake in the oven for approx. 40-45 minutes. Place a toothpick in the center of the pie; if it comes out clean, it is done.
Sweet and Tangy Cranberry Dessert Recipe
This sweet and tangy holiday dessert is guaranteed to be a family favorite. It’s a moist and light dessert that will be the perfect finish for your holiday meals.
You can see the Pinecone Turkey Place Card Holders tutorial here to add to your Thanksgiving table.
I hope you enjoy this delicious cranberry dessert recipe.
- 2 Cups Fresh Cranberries
- 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 2 Eggs beaten
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Preheat over 350 degrees
- Grease a 9-inch pie pan
- Add flour, sugar, and salt to a mixing bowl
- Add cranberries and walnuts.
- Toss until well coated.
- Melt butter and beat eggs.
- Add butter, eggs, and vanilla extract to the mixture.
- Stir well.
- Pour into grease pie plate.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes until done in the center.
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