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Citrus Cranberry Pie

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling

Makes

8 servings

To showcase abundant fall cranberries, make this beautiful lattice-topped cranberry pie. A dollop of orange cream complements the slightly tart flavor. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 small navel orange, peeled, sectioned and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pastry for double-crust pie
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Additional sugar
  • ORANGE CREAM:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Toss together first 8 ingredients.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll half of dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim crust even with rim. Add filling.
  3. Roll remaining dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; cut into strips. Arrange over filling in a lattice pattern. Trim and seal strips to edge of bottom crust; flute edge. Brush lattice with egg; sprinkle with additional sugar.
  4. Bake 10 minutes. Reduce oven setting to 350°; bake until golden brown, 40-45 minutes, covering edge with foil if crust is getting too dark. Cool completely on a wire rack; refrigerate until serving.
  5. Meanwhile, beat whipping cream until it begins to thicken. Add remaining ingredients; beat until soft peaks form. Refrigerate until serving. Serve with pie.

Citrus Cranberry Pie Tips

What else can I do with fresh cranberries?

When you think of cranberries, you probably think of the classic sweet-tart sauce served alongside the turkey on Thanksgiving. But there are so many other delicious ways to cook and bake with fresh cranberries—don’t wait for a holiday to enjoy these ruby-red gems! Fresh cranberries can be used in a variety of desserts, from cookies and bars to cakes and pies. Or, stir a handful into your favorite batter when making muffins or quick bread. The possibilities are truly endless!

Do I need to soak fresh cranberries before baking?

Nope, there’s no need to soak the cranberries when making this pie. Generally speaking, cranberries don’t need to be soaked in water for most baked goods. The only exception to this is if you only have dried cranberries on hand and want to reconstitute them to a hydrated state. Simply soak the dried berries in hot water for 15-20 minutes and strain before adding them to the recipe. It’s worth noting that dried cranberries yield equally good results when used in their dried state for many baked goods, such as muffins, quick breads, bars and cookies. As a general rule of thumb, always follow your recipe’s instructions.

How do I make the lattice pie crust in this recipe?

A fold here, a twist there—with some simple but snappy finger work, you can create an upper crust masterpiece that is as pretty to look at as it is to eat. Here’s our foolproof guide for the perfect lattice crust.

Research contributed by Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 515 calories, 29g fat (15g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 323mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.