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Crustless Cranberry Pie

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Easy crustless cranberry pie recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with fresh cranberries, orange zest, cinnamon, vanilla. A cross between pie and cake with a crunchy sugar topping.

If baking a pie crust intimidates you, then this crustless pie is just what you are looking for! It is full of tart holiday fruit, warm spices, and sweet sugar topping to create the perfect balance of flavors. This Cranberry Pie {No Bake} is another easy yet delicious pie to add to your baking list this Christmas season.

Closeup Shot of Easy Crustless Cranberry Pie in Glass Dish on White Background- Slice Made

How To Make Crustless Cranberry Pie From Scratch?

  1. Mix dry ingredients– This includes sugar, flour, cinnamon.
  2. Add wet ingredients- This includes eggs, butter, vanilla extract, orange extract-
  3. Mix– Until combined.
  4. Add cranberries- Just stir them in.
  5. Spread batter- In greased pie dish.
  6. Add sugar- Sprinkle it evenly on top.
  7. Sprinkle sugar on top– Press the remaining cranberries on top.
  8. Bake– Until golden brown along the edges and set.
  9. Enjoy- Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

What To Pair With Easy Nantucket Pie?

This pie tastes amazing on its own but many people serve it alongside vanilla ice cream or homemade Whipped Cream.

You can also top it with any of the following:

Angled Shot of Cranberry Pie in Glass Dish with Closeup of the Inside Texture

Variations

Apple cranberry pie– Add diced peeled apples for more fruit flavor.

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Add other berries– Such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or cherries.

Try other extracts– Such as lemon, lime, or almond.

Add other zests– Such as lemon, lime, or orange zest.

Mix in nuts– Such as toasted almonds, walnuts, pecans, or even pistachios.

Add shredded sweetened coconut– It adds a great texture and flavor.

Cranberry bars– Make it in a rectangular pan, and cut square pieces.

Consider other spices– Such as ginger or all-spice.

Add herbs– Such as rosemary, lavender, or rose.

Slice of Crustless Holiday Pie With Fresh Cranberries  in White Plate

Tips And Techniques

Do you have to cook cranberries before cooking? No, you do not need to cook them, prior to putting them in the pie. Just wash and pat them dry first.

Fresh cranberries vs. Frozen cranberries vs. Dried cranberries- Fresh yields the best results. I don’t recommend frozen ones since they release a lot of water during baking and ruin the texture! Dried cranberries add an awful chewy texture.

Why is my pie dry? How to fix dry pie? It may be dry if it was overcooked. To keep it from becoming dry take the pie out when the edges are set and top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Some people in my family prefer a gooey center and like to under-bake slightly. They remove it from the oven at 30-33 minutes or when an inserted toothpick in the center comes out with a few moist wet crumbs.

Why is my pie wet and soggy? How to fix soggy pie? This may mean the pie is undercooked. Continue cooking until the edges are set and top is golden, and s toothpick inserted comes out clean. It can also be soggy if the ingredients were not measured properly.

No need to add a pie crust in this recipe– Because it is a crustless pie after all.

Don’t replace butter with oil– The texture will be different. It can be replaced successfully with coconut oil though.

Don’t over mix– Because this will give the pie a dense unpleasant texture.

Adjust flavorings– Add more or less vanilla extract and orange extract, based on your personal preference.

Homemade Christmas Pie With Fresh Cranberries in Glass Dish With One Slice Removed

Storage

Refrigerate– Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Freeze– Store in a sealed container for up to 1 month. Thaw in the fridge overnight when you are ready to enjoy it.

What To Make With Fresh Cranberries? (More Christmas Cranberry Desserts)

Crustless Cranberry Pie

Easy crustless cranberry pie recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with fresh cranberries, orange, cinnamon, vanilla. A cross between pie & cake.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas pie, crustless pie, homemade cranberry pie
Servings: 8 Slices
Calories: 298kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder Can also replace with pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted, Melted, Should not be boiling hot or else the eggs will scramble
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Orange extract Optional, Can also replace with orange zest
  • 2 cups Cranberries Fresh, Washed, Patted Dry

Toppings

  • 2 tbsp Granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cranberries Fresh, Washed, Patted Dry

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cinnamon.
  • Add eggs, butter, vanilla extract, orange extract (optional) and mix until combined. Don't over-mix!
  • Stir in cranberries until evenly distributed. The pie batter will be very thick.
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9-inch round glass pie dish very well with cooking spray; set aside. I used a glass pie dish; baking times may vary if using metal.
  • Pour batter in a greased pie dish (9 inch) and use a spatula to spread it out.
  • Sprinkle sugar on top.
  • Press the remaining cranberries on top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until edges are set and top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Some people in my family prefer a gooey center and like to under-bake slightly. They remove it from the oven at 30-33 minutes or when an inserted toothpick in the center comes out with a few moist wet crumbs.
  • Remove from oven and let it cool.
  • Then, use a sharp knife to cut slices. Enjoy with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 429IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

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