Thanksgiving Special: Cranberry Pie

November 06, 2023

History of Cranberry Pie


Cranberry pie has been a popular Thanksgiving dessert for centuries. Cranberries are native to North America, and the Wampanoag Indians used them in many of their dishes. The Pilgrims quickly learned to appreciate the tart and tangy flavor of cranberries, and they began to incorporate them into their own cuisine.


The first cranberry pies were likely made with wild cranberries, which are smaller and more tart than the cultivated cranberries that are available today. Cranberry pies were also typically made with a sweet crust, as sugar was a rare and expensive commodity in the early days of the American colonies.


As cranberries became more widely cultivated, cranberry pie became more popular as a dessert for everyday occasions. Cranberry pie is now a staple of American cuisine, and it is enjoyed by people all over the world.


To make this you will need:



  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust
  • 6 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt




  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cranberries, sugar, water, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix well.
  3. Pour the cranberry mixture into the unbaked pie crust.
  4. Bake the pie for 15 minutes.
  5. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking for 30-35 minutes, or until the cranberry filling is bubbly and the crust is golden brown.
  6. Let the pie cool completely before serving.


Tips from us:

  • For a sweeter pie, add more sugar to the cranberry filling.
  • For a more tart pie, add less sugar to the cranberry filling.
  • To prevent the pie crust from becoming soggy, precook it for 10 minutes before adding the cranberry filling.
  • To make a lattice top for your pie, cut the remaining pie crust into strips. Weave the strips together over the top of the cranberry filling.
  • Serve the pie with whipped cream or ice cream


Adjust to your liking! Eating is meant to be enjoyable after all!

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