Cranberry streusel pie is a festive and beautiful way to use seasonal cranberries in a delicious dessert. Learn how to make cranberry pie for the holidays!
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Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite holiday dishes. Not the jellied stuff that bears no resemblence to the actual fruit. I want the real, whole-berry homemade goodness, simmered with a cinnamon stick and pinch of cloves until the beautiful berries burst into holiday goodness that is the perfect blend of sweet and tart.
I’ve been known to swirl cranberry sauce into my Instant Pot oatmeal in the morning, spread my toast with it, and eat it with a dollop of whipped cream as dessert. Seriously, so good.
While cranberry sauce with whipped cream is a fab enough dessert on its own, you can take it a step further for a show-stopping holiday dessert that will wow your friends and family. I initially discovered this Cranberry Streusel Pie recipe at Annie’s Eats, and was intrigued.
It’s no secret that I have a thing for fruit pies. I use seasonal berries for my deep dish blackberry pie and fresh, dripping-with-juice peaches for my deep dish peach pie. And given my undying affection for cranberry sauce, I thought this would be a sure bet. Turns out, it was!
A tender, flaky crust filled with a sweet cranberry sauce-type filling, topped with crunchy streusel…say no more! It’s closely related to a cherry pie, but a little more tart. The streusel helps to add a bit of sweetness to balance the tartness, plus gives some textural contrast.
If you’re hosting a holiday gathering, this should definitely be on your menu. Heck, even if you’re not hosting a holiday gathering, this should be on your menu this holiday season.
I single-handedly ate half of this pie in less than 24 hours. Don’t judge me. 🙂 It’s a bit of a departure from the standard holiday desserts, but still feels traditional because of the cranberries. Feel free to top it with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!
I had never baked a pie in a stoneware pie plate before this recipe. I typically use my trusty Pyrex pie plates, which always work great. My sister gave me this Pampered Chef stoneware pie plate though, and I love the look of it! It’s a pretty piece to serve from and the stoneware retains heat really well.
- Pie Plate (I like both my Pyrex and Stoneware ones)
- Food Processor (I have both Cuisinart and Kitchenaid models and love both!)
I used my go-to recipe for pie crust from The Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook. I purchased her cookbook six years ago and have used it countless times since then. It’s one of my favorites and would make a great gift for yourself or someone else who loves easy but delicious meals!
And can we just take a minute to talk about those Christmas dishes? I received a couple sets of these dishes as a gift a few years ago and I love them! They add a little holiday cheer in a classy way, and I love that they coordinate well with my white serving platters and such.
You should definitely add this cranberry streusel pie to your menu plan for the holidays. It will be a tasty and lovely addition to your holiday table! Enjoy!
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