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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

MoS Cooks for the Holidays: Nantucket Cranberry Pie

photo courtesy of The Pioneer Woman Blog

We MoS Girls don't post recipes that often, and I especially (MoS Charlotte) don't post recipes often, as I am not as adept in the culinary arts department as MoS Washington is.  But my sister (who is QUITE adept in the culinary arts department) made this Nantucket Cranberry Pie for our family at Thanksgiving, and after she convinced me it was really easy to make, I had to give it a try.

The recipe comes from The Pioneer Woman Blog, which apparently has some fantastic recipes (I am sure many of you are familiar with her).  Cranberries are so perfect for holiday cooking, as they are beautiful and delicious, and this tart is the perfect combination of sweet and sour, crunchy and soft.  You have to try it!!

Here is the recipe:
Butter for Greasing the Pan
2 Cups of Cranberries (about one bag)
3/4 Cup of Chopped Pecans
2/3 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Sugar
1 Stick Unsalted Butter, Melted
2 Eggs Lightly Beaten
1 teaspoon Almond Extract (I didn't have any so I used Vanilla)
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Sugar for Sprinkling

That's all!  And here's what you do!

Preheat oven to 350-degrees.

Wash the cranberries.

 Use butter to grease a round pie pan, and place the cranberries in the pan, evenly layered.

Chop the pecans. 

 Add pecans over the cranberries in the pie pan.

Sprinkle 2/3 Cup of sugar over the cranberries and pecans (don't worry, the berries will still be nice and tart).

Now it's time to make the batter, which couldn't be easier.  In your mixer add 1 Cup of flour, 1 Cup of Sugar, 1 stick of melted butter, the almond extract, salt, and beaten eggs. 

Mix until the batter is smoothly blended and shiny.  This doesn't take long.

 Batter will be thick, but spoon it overtop the cranberry/ nut/ sugar mixture in the pie pan.

Spread it over the top (which is a little tough because it is thick, but if it's not perfect it doesn't matter). 

Then bake at 350 for 45 minutes.  After 45 minutes, pull it out of the oven and sprinkle the top with white granulated sugar.  Put back in the over for 5 minutes, and that is all there is to it!!

Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.  I promise it's easy and delicious!  Give it a try and let us know what you think!


MLB said...

Yay, yummy! I love this recipe :) :) :)

Lalla said...

This looks delicious and so easy! I can't wait to try it and and taste it!

Betsy said...

I agree with Lalla-- YUM!!

Anonymous said...

I am so impressed!! And it looks so yummy. I might be able to do this! Lou

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