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Many people look forward to cold weather because they enjoy baking. The summer months make baking a little less appealing because of the heat. When the cold weather comes around, and the leaves start falling, temperatures are perfect for baking. The heat from the oven takes the chill out of your home, and the delicious baked goods you make give you a warm feeling in your stomach.
One of the most popular desserts to make during the fall and around the holidays is pecan pie. It has everything you want in a dessert. The soft gooey center and crunchy pecan topping make for a great bite. The sweet and salty flavor is also hard to be. This cranberry pecan pie recipe takes everything you love about a traditional pecan pie and kicks it up a notch.
The cranberries not only add some beautiful pops of color, but they also add a sweet, tangy flavor. When you combine the flavor of the cranberries with the flavors of the pecan pie, you get a fantastic combination that will have your taste buds hopping. It’s perfect for a holiday dessert, but you can really make it anytime you want.
This cranberry pecan pie recipe is delicious just the way it is, but there is also room for a little change. You can substitute the premade pie crust for one that you make yourself. You can also add more or less cranberries to fit your preference. You can also add some other spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or ground ginger to give this pie even more flavor.
What Can Be Served With Cranberry Pecan Pie?
This delicious cranberry pecan pie can be enjoyed on its own, but there are some things that can make it better. Adding some whipped cream to the top of this pie gives it a creamy element that goes well with the textures in the pie. Ice cream is another option. This pie is also perfectly sweet and can be enjoyed with a cup of coffee or even warm tea.
Plating Your Pie
One of the best things about this pie is that it looks and smells terrific right out of the oven. You don’t need to spend a lot of time dressing it up to make it look enticing. Just serve it in the pan and sprinkle some powdered sugar on top. You can also slice it ahead of time and add ice cream or whipped cream to each slice.Print
- 1 (9 inch) deep dish pie crust
- 1 cup cranberries
- 3 eggs
- ⅔ cup white sugar
- 1 cup dark corn syrup
- 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon ground mace
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup pecan halves
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Finely chop cranberries in food processor or by hand. Spread into bottom of pastry-lined pie pan.
- In a large bowl beat eggs until frothy. Add sugar, corn syrup, melted butter or margarine, vanilla, mace, and salt. Mix well. Pour mixture over cranberry layer. Neatly arrange pecan halves on top of sugar mixture.
- Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, until golden and set in center.