Easy No Crust Cranberry Pie

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Posted on 11/14/2012 by hardboiledblond
Easy No Crust Cranberry Pie

Easy No Crust Cranberry Pie. This is the reason for the saying, Easy as Pie. 5 minutes, and just a few ingredients gives you this great dessert.

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Easy No Crust Cranberry Pie

adapted from Crustless Cranberry Pie from All Recipes

If you want to do the almond variation, use sliced almonds instead of walnuts, and use 1/2 tsp. almond extract and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract.

Edited to add: In response to the question if you can use other fruits, the answer is yes. Here's a version with apples, and it's almost the same. Swedish Apple Pie.

Ingredients

1 cup (150 g.) flour

1 cup (200 g.) sugar

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup (50 g.) chopped walnuts

1 1/2 cups cranberries (135 g.) plus 1/2 cup (45 g.) for topping - frozen is fine

1/2 cup (114 g.) melted butter

2 eggs, beaten

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Coarse sugar - a few tablespoons for sprinkling on top of pie - optional, but a nice touch

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, 180 degrees Celsius, Gas Mark 4. Grease or spray a 9 or 10 inch pie plate (mine was 10, if you use a 9 inch your pie will be a little taller than mine, FYI.)

Whisk together the flour, sugar and salt. Stir in the 1 1/2 cups (135 g.) of cranberries, and the chopped walnuts ( or almonds if using) and toss to coat. Stir in the melted butter, the beaten eggs and the vanilla extract (or almond and vanilla, if using.) If you are using frozen cranberries the mixture will be thick. Spread the batter in the prepared pan. Place the 1/2 cup cranberries on top of pie, well spaced to look decorative. Sprinkle the coarse sugar on top of the pie.

Bake in preheated oven for about 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean in the middle. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.

meowscratchpurr 15th-Nov-2012 11:19 am (UTC)
All your recipes look so freaken delicious!!!
zelda_dragon 15th-Nov-2012 11:47 am (UTC)
This looks wonderful! I was just thinking this morning that I'd like to make something with cranberries this weekend, and then this pops up on my friends page. Perfect. I can't wait to try it!
gennfa 15th-Nov-2012 12:03 pm (UTC)
Wow. This looks delicious!

Never made anything with cranberries (they're not that popular here) but I'm definitely trying this recipe! Something else than the usual boring icecream for dessert.
imamessnal 15th-Nov-2012 01:28 pm (UTC)
Do you think this would work as well with frozen blueberries?
hardboiledblond 15th-Nov-2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
sure, it would work. The difference is cranberries are so tart. I would reduce the sugar a little, to 3/4 of a cup instead of a whole cup and I may add a little lemon zest as well, just the zest, on a microplane so it's very fine. Good Luck!
imamessnal 15th-Nov-2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm gonna give it a try, my daughter loves all things blueberry!
lab_jazz 15th-Nov-2012 01:57 pm (UTC)
I've never seen cranberries over here (Australia) either fresh or frozen, but I'm assuming that blueberries would work just as well?
hardboiledblond 15th-Nov-2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
sure, it would work. The difference is cranberries are so tart. I would reduce the sugar a little, to 3/4 of a cup instead of a whole cup and I may add a little lemon zest as well, just the zest, on a microplane so it's very fine. Good Luck!
porciaf 16th-Nov-2012 04:29 am (UTC)
Love cranberries, this truly looks delightful.
spiralsfalling 16th-Nov-2012 08:49 am (UTC)
This looks wonderful but there's no way to get a hold of cranberries OR blueberries in Nepal. Is there any other berry I can substitute it with instead? Would raisins work?
hardboiledblond 16th-Nov-2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
I have no idea. I'm sure it would "work", but this recipe is based on the tart/sweet/crunchy ratio. If you used raisins, I would reduce the sugar to 3/4 a cup for sure. Feel free to experiment with the recipe. Good Luck!
hardboiledblond 17th-Nov-2012 03:39 am (UTC)
I wanted to let you know I just saw a version of this recipe made with apples, here.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Easy-Swedish-Apple-Pie/Detail.aspx?ms=1&prop25=98114908&prop26=PieCountdown&prop27=2012-11-16&prop28=MainRecipe&prop29=RecipeTitle&me=1

So I'm sure you can use any fruit you'd like. I hope you like it!
soulssecret 16th-Nov-2012 09:18 am (UTC)
This sounds amazing! I cannot wait to try it!
tcs1121 18th-Nov-2012 04:54 pm (UTC)
Looks delicious. This is going on my Thanksgiving dessert table!

hardboiledblond 18th-Nov-2012 07:13 pm (UTC)
awesome, I hope you like it!
rumpkump 20th-Nov-2012 02:30 am (UTC)
I might have to try this for Thanksgiving...
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