Monday, September 19, 2011


This is a very old (and wonderful) recipe. It is called a pie, although I would say it is a cross between a pie and a cake...(a little more like pie than cake, if that makes sense). It goes together in just a couple of minutes with a bowl and spoon. I serve it while still warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and company gobbles it is the perfect balance of flavors, not too sweet and not too tart. Our son is NOT a cranberry fan, but he loves this dessert.

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon table salt
2 cups fresh cranberries (I use frozen)
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup butter, melted
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon almond extract (don't leave out)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 350 and spray a 9" pie plate with vegetable spray, set aside.

In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar and salt. Add the walnuts and gently toss to coat the fruit and nuts (this will keep them from sinking in the batter as it bakes).

Whisk the eggs, melted butter, cinnamon, almond extract and vanilla extract together until smooth. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon. NOTE: The batter is almost as thick as cookie dough, so I use my hands to mix gently.

Spread into prepared pie plate and bake at 350 for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. NOTE: I used frozen cranberries (no need to thaw), so it took about 48 minutes to bake in my oven. It slices beautifully like a pie.



Quirky Jessi said...

There's something special and awesome out a pie that you don't have to make a separate crust for. Yum.

Debbie said...

It looks absolutely delicious. Almost too pretty to eat. I can see my husband and I enjoying this with some ice cream on the side.

Mr. Bill said...

Gonna keep this one! Will make a great Fall Dessert!

Leslie said...

This looks scrumptious! And EASY!

Pip said...

This looks delicious! I wish cranberries were in season right NOW!

Anonymous said...

This looks really yummy. I always buy fresh cranberries, but never really know what to do with them. Thanks for the great recipe!

Judy said...

This looks so good! We'll be getting cranberries soon, but I still have 1 bag in my freezer to use up.

girlichef said...

I was just eyeing the two bags of cranberries that I still have in the freezer. They just so happen to be sitting next to a bag of walnuts. It must be fate! This sounds so may have to be an addition to our Thanksgiving table this year, as well.

betty r said...

This looks amazing Coleen. A wonderful dessert.

Cindy said...

I am ready to cook with cranberries. I have a bag in the freezer just waiting for a recipe like this. Thanks for sharing.

Katy ~ said...

Coleen, I bet this would make a nice takealong for a family gathering. Looks beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I have made this countless times with no changes and it always gets rave reviews! Thanks for a wonderful recipe!