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Christmas memories are often associated with the food we use to celebrate the holidays. One of those foods for me is my Aunt Dee’s Christmas Cranberry Nut Pie. This recipe is easy, tasty, and makes the house smell amazing!! Honestly, this pie will be served in my home for Thanksgiving as well! Christmas Cranberry Nut Pie is a pretty awesome way to celebrate the season!
A little bit about where this recipe for Cranberry Nut Pie comes from…..
Aunt Dee lives in a tiny little town in Maine called Otisfield. In 2010 Otisfield, Maine had 1,770 residents. I’m not sure what it has grown to, but I know it’s still as charming. You can see straight through to the bottom of the crystal clear lake, the residents are friendly and welcoming, and I can just imagine a pie like this being baked on a chilly Thanksgiving eve or Christmas Day in one of the little white clapboard homes in town. Ahhhhh, Maine.
Moving on to this recipe.
For a long time I was even too intimidated to attempt it. Something THIS good had to be hard to make. Well, it turns out it’s one of the easiest pies I’ve ever made. I had to go with dried cranberries rather than Aunt Dee’s preferred fresh because of availability when I made it – and she didn’t have much hope for them, but I told her we’d wait to see what the testers said. Luckily, they LOVED it! Truth be told – I’ll use fresh when available, because I love the way that when baked the red seeps into the rest of the batter as they pop in the oven. However; we’ve just proven it can be done when fresh are not available – yay!
What you need to bake Christmas Cranberry Nut Pie
You only need a few kitchen tools to make this delicious pie. I’ve linked to my favorite brands below:
Pretty simple stuff.
The crust on top gets to be a deep brown with crunchy edges from the sugar. The inside is fluffy with the different textures of the cranberries and the nuts. It’s so good. It’s just so good. Sharing this pie with a friend or neighbor is an easy way to spread holiday cheer. They could slice a piece to have with breakfast, or share the pie after dinner that night. If I were to make the pie specifically for breakfast I might substitute half of the almond extract for orange extract.
Christmas Cranberry Nut Pie
- Mixing Bowls
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Glass Pie Plate
- Mixing Spoon
- 1 cup walnuts
- 2 cups cranberries I used dried when testing this recipe, however; I prefer fresh when available. I used the same measurement and it worked.
- 1.5 cups sugar
- 1 cup Bisquick
- 3/4 cup melted butter
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tbsp almond extract You can go half almond and half orange extract when serving this pie for breakfast.
- Mix 2 cups cranberries with 1 cup walnuts and a 1/2cup of the sugar in one bowl.
- In second bowl - Mix 1 cup bisquick, 1 cup sugar, 3/4 cups of melted butter, 2 eggs, and 2 tablespoons of almond extract.
- Add the first bowl into the second bowl.
- Mix well and pour into greased glass pie plate.
- Cook for 50-60 minutes (check at 50).
- When a toothpick comes out clean remove the pie and place it on a rack to cool
- Serve & Enjoy!
This Christmas Cranberry Nut Pie will become a regular in your home and as a hostess gift around the holidays!
Enjoy it and let me know how it turns out!