Cranberry Crustless “Pie”

Holidays and seasons have ingredients and flavors that naturally go hand-in-hand. For Christmas, I automatically think of cranberries and its vibrant red color that ties in so well with all the decor.

1227 Foster: Cranberries

In this very special holiday video, DJ and I bake up a dessert that we’ve been enjoying for several years, thanks to a local weather forecaster, Tracy Butler, who shared the recipe with her viewing audience several years ago. It’s traditionally baked up in a pie tin, and that’s why it’s called a “crustless pie”, but I prefer to double the recipe and bake it in a 13″x9″ glass baking dish. Either way you prepare it, it’s delicious!

It’s super simple, extremely festive and of course, a delicious addition to your holiday dessert menu. Enjoy it warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

1227 Foster: Crustless Cranberry Pie

1227 Foster: Crustless Cranberry Pie

For the recipe details, please watch the video above or click here.

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  1. Love it – this looks so easy to make & I love the texture in that final picture. I imagine it’s got a sweet flavor but a little bit of tartness which sounds just right, especially now when I get overloaded on super sweet baked goods.

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    • It’s definitely a great balance in flavors — not very sweet and just the right tartness. And I love how it looks in the end! Thanks Diane!

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  2. Nice idea! Love cranberries and the addition of almond extract sounds about perfect with that bursty tart little fruit.

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    • Thank you! I love the smell of almond extract — so intoxicating :)

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  3. There’s a good chance this is going to make it onto my Christmas table this year….. I needed some fun dessert ideas and didn’t want to do boring old pies! Yes, I said traditional pies are boring haha
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    • I hope you enjoy it if it makes your short list this year. And since I baked it in a baking dish, it definitely isn’t a pie :)

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    • So glad you enjoyed the video Nancy – thanks for the feedback :)

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    • I can’t take credit for it Barbara and have to thank our local weather forecaster here in Chicago for the brilliant idea but it is so much easier without a crust :)

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  4. OK, I found the recipe. This looks fantastic. I can’t wait to try it.

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  5. Really enjoyed your video – and I love simple dishes that taste afford and TLC. Have to go out and see if I can found fresh Cranberries now, doubt it – I could probably do it with fresh lingonberries – but too late for them now. Really love everything about this dish. Carnberries is not something we eat a lot of over here in Sweden, we can get dried and they cost an arm and a leg – and we can get cranberry juice … Will let you know what I come up with.

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    • Thanks Viveka – so glad you enjoyed my little video. You have a great idea with the lingonberries — I bet they would be just as good for this crustless “pie”. Can you find frozen ones to use this time of year?

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      • Yes, frozen I should be able to find … will have a look next time at the supermarket – will they not be too wet for the recipe??? Because watching your video – the mixture looked very dry.

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        • I would make sure that they are fully defrosted and patted dry as much as you can. I would also suggest using a 1/3 less because there is more moisture in frozen fruit. I’ve used frozen blueberries before in other recipes and you’re right, it turns out to be a more moist consistency, but still delicious!

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  6. must say the cranberry crustless pie looks SUPER yummy. I have a bunch of cranberries in my frezzer i need to use. think ill be making this. thanks for sharing! :)

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    • Thanks Christa — glad you liked the recipe! It’s super easy and really perfect for the holidays! Enjoy and thank you again!

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  7. Hi Danny, A lovely dish, so vibrant with those cranberry tones and it reminds me of the lovely French classics like ‘clafoutis’. Festive and Fab!

    A very Merry Christmas to you and family and best wishes for the holidays!

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    • Merry Christmas to you as well! Thank you so much for liking this recipe — it is so easy yet delicious! I have to look up this French classic you’re referencing — it sounds wonderful!

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    • Hi Bob, I like the sound of a giant cranberry cookie :)

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