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Easiest Holiday Cranberry Recipe: Cranberry Dump Pie

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.

Holiday Cranberry Recipe - Cranberry dessert for Thanksgiving with simple ingredients and easy to make.

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.

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
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Walnuts
  • 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.

dump all ingredients into mixing bowl

Add fresh cranberries and walnuts and toss to coat.

Pour cranberries and walnuts to toss with flour and sugar for a Holiday Dessert Recipe

Melt the butter and mix with beaten eggs and vanilla extract.

Pour over the berries, nuts, and flour mixture and stir until well-mixed.

 - just dump all ingredients for this crustless holiday pie.

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.

Easiest Holiday Cranberry Dump Pie Recipe.

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.

slice of holiday dessert recipe with sweet and tangy cranberries.

You can see the Pinecone Turkey Place Card Holders tutorial here to add to your Thanksgiving table.

Slice of Sweet and Tangy Cranberry recipe

I hope you enjoy this delicious cranberry dessert recipe.

Sweet and Tangy Dessert with a slice missing.
Yield: 8 servings

Easiest Holiday Cranberry Recipe: Cranberry Dump Pie

Easiest Holiday Cranberry Recipe: Cranberry Dump Pie

Easy Crustless Cranberry Dump Pie.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 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


  1. Preheat over 350 degrees
  2. Grease a 9-inch pie pan
  3. Add flour, sugar, and salt to a mixing bowl
  4. Add cranberries and walnuts.
  5. Toss until well coated.
  6. Melt butter and beat eggs.
  7. Add butter, eggs, and vanilla extract to the mixture.
  8. Stir well.
  9. Pour into grease pie plate.
  10. Bake for 40-45 minutes until done in the center.

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Friday 24th of November 2023

This is the best. Everyone loved it.


Friday 24th of November 2023

Linda, I just put one in the oven. It's so easy and good.

Stacy Ling

Tuesday 31st of October 2023

Rachel, this looks so delish!


Tuesday 31st of October 2023

Stacy, Thanks.


Saturday 28th of October 2023

This looks delish! Definitely will have to try this one, Rachel! Sharing in my Mitten Moments, this weekend!


Sunday 29th of October 2023

Kim, Thank you so much you are so sweet.

Anne from Simply2Moms

Saturday 28th of October 2023

I love cranberries and this dump pie sounds so simple to make! Can't wait to give it a try. Pinned!


Saturday 28th of October 2023

Anne, It's amazingly good.


Monday 23rd of October 2023

Yum! I love all things cranberry. I definitely need to try this.


Monday 23rd of October 2023

Renae, It is so so good.

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