Cranberry Pie is Home for the Holidays

I’ve been making lots of cranberry pies this week at workshops in Bethesda and DC. Some have asked for the recipe so, I’m happy to post it here. Please enjoy! 

Cranberry Pie
This is a wonderful addition to the holiday dessert table and an unusual way to present fresh cranberries.
1 qt (4 cups) cranberries, chopped (add some whole berries, too)
1-1/4 c sugar
2-3 teaspoons cornstarch (there’s a lot of pectin in cranberries so little thickener is needed)
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of salt
1 T butter
1 egg white
1 Art of the Pie double crust recipe  or your crust recipe of choice.

Put cranberries, sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl and mix well. Set aside.

Roll out bottom crust and place in pie plate.

Put cranberry filling in pie plate and dot with butter. Set aside.

Separate egg white into a small bowl and fork beat with 1 tbsp water. Set aside.

Roll out remaining dough disk and carefully lay top crust over filling.
Trim excess dough, crimp edges of pie and cut some vents in top crust.

Brush crust with egg mixture.

Sprinkle with 1-2 teaspoons of sugar.

Bake on the middle rack of the oven until crust is just golden, about 40 minutes at 375 F. Depending on your oven, it may take a little more time!

Note: Use a food processor to chop the cranberries quickly. I chop 3 cups of the cranberries and add 1 cup whole for a filling with varied texture.

Be Happy, Make Pie!

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