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Eggnog Cranberry Pie

Here's an elegant pie that says “holiday” in every bite. The tart cranberries contrast nicely with the rich eggnog layer. It's a repeat dessert at our house. —Ruth White, Bedford, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons cold water, divided
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1-3/4 cups eggnog
  • 2 tablespoons rum or 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water until smooth; stir in cranberries. Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes. Pour into crust; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over remaining water; let stand for 5 minutes. Cook and stir over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Gradually stir in eggnog and rum.
  • Refrigerate until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Fold in whipped cream; pour over cranberry layer. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 296 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Anetta
    Nov 26, 2019

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  • KristineChayes
    Dec 27, 2017

    I made this pie yesterday for guests and not a crumb was left by the end of the evening! Delicious, tart and sweet -- just perfect!!

  • hunkydoriest
    Jun 4, 2013

    Lovely and delicious. The flavors really go together well. This will be a Christmas favorite.

    Nov 23, 2012

    Excellent !! Didn't need to change anything. A perfect balance of tart/sweet.Thank you !!

    Dec 3, 2010

    Excellent recipe! Perfect balance of flavors. I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for a great, great recipe !!

  • misscleocat
    Dec 16, 2007

    This is delicous & a perfect pie for the holidays. My husband loved it!

  • Betty
    Dec 12, 2007

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  • anonymous
    Dec 12, 2007

    I served this to my bridge club today. It is now in my permanent recipe file. The tartness of the cranberry layer is a perfect compliment to the creamy eggnog mixture. I made the pie in a ginger cookie crust. Fantastic