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Cranberry-Orange Cream Pie Recipe

Here's an easy dessert that can be chilling while making other meal preparations. The hint of orange adds a tasty touch.—Marjorie Carey, Alamosa, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Additional whipped cream

Directions

  • 1. Line a 9-in. pie plate with pastry; trim and flute edges. Line unpricked pastry with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5-7 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, bring cranberry sauce and brown sugar to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin until dissolved. Transfer to a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 45 minutes or until partially set.
  • 3. In a small bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream and pecans into gelatin mixture. Spread into pie crust. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Garnish with additional whipped cream. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without additional whipped cream) equals 415 calories, 23 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 148 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.