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Cranberry Surprise Pie

Cranberry Surprise Pie
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Can you guys believe it’s almost Thanksgiving! This year has really flown by. I know some people plan their Thanksgiving menus weeks or even months in advance. And some people just throw things together at the last minute. Whatever your menu is for the big day, you need to make room for this recipe for Cranberry Surprise Pie.

Cranberry Surprise Pie
Cranberry Surprise Pie

It won’t add any extra stress to your day because it comes together without the use of a mixer in mere minutes. You could even make it today and keep it in the refrigerator until Thanksgiving if you’d like. If you can’t manage to squeeze it into your plans for this holiday, promise me you’ll make room for it on future holiday menus. Hubby and I literally had to hide this pie so that we wouldn’t eat the entire thing in one sitting.

Cranberries, sugar, and sliced almonds go in the bottom of your pie plate Cranberries, sugar, and sliced almonds go in the bottom of your pie plate

The batter is sweet enough to balance out the tartness of the fresh cranberries. Almond extract provides its unique aroma, and the sliced almonds provide a great little crunch when you bite into them. I served this with freshly whipped cream. When I make whipped cream, I simply mix a tablespoon of vanilla, a tablespoon of sugar, and a pint of heavy cream. The vanilla and sugar sweeten the cream to perfection.

Cranberry Surprise Pie Cranberry Surprise Pie

I also enjoyed a piece the next day with some vanilla ice cream. First, I heated my piece of pie in the microwave for 20 seconds. Then I scooped one some ice cream. I love what a warm pie does to ice cream. The resulting melty gooeyness is one of my favorite things in the world.

Cranberry Surprise Pie Cranberry Surprise Pie

While cranberries are in season, I like to stock up on them! Did you know they freeze really well? Just throw the entire bag into your freezer and you can enjoy cranberry treats like this pie any time of the year.

Cranberry Surprise Pie Cranberry Surprise Pie

I hope everyone has a great holiday season this year. This Cranberry Surprise Pie will be the last time you’re hearing from me on Cooking New England. Hubby and I are making a move from New England to the Midwest next week because of a great job opportunity. Even though I’ve only been blogging over here for less than a year, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time testing out recipes and sharing them with all of you. I’ve definitely tried some new things and found some recipes that I will be making for years to come. Thanks for reading!

Beautiful fresh cranberries Beautiful fresh cranberries

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Jen Perez


Jen Perez
Updated Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

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2 Responses to Cranberry Surprise Pie

  1. Lynn Milano Sieving November 21, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    the midwest.!?!?!!! …although I am in Sacramento, California, my exhusband is from Missouri, and my daughter attends college at Mizzou in Columbia, MO. Where in the midwest will you be? Good luck and best wishes! I so enjoy your blog! ..and I’m def going to try to your cranberry pie!

  2. Kathleen January 26, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

    This is a family favorite. Really wonderful flavors and so easy. We serve it warm with vanilla ice cream.

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