Cranberry Pecan Pie Recipe
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Cranberry Pecan Pie Recipe

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I first prepared this pie at Thanksgiving to share with my co-workers. It was such a success! Now I freeze cranberries while they are in season so that I can make it year-round. -Dawn Liet Hartman Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 6 tablespoons shortening
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 514 calories, 27g fat (7g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, cream shortening and buttermilk until smooth. Gradually add water, beating until light and fluffy. Beat in flour and salt. Wrap pastry in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Roll out pastry to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate; flute edges. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter and vanilla until blended. Stir in cranberries and pecans. Pour into crust.
  3. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 35-40 minutes longer or until filling is almost set. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate overnight before slicing. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Pecan Pie in Taste of Home October/November 2004, p42

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heathersdvm User ID: 6859392 238236
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2015

"Very sweet. But good"

gaylene2 User ID: 3368539 224276
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"I thought this sounded mighty good and I was right! It was a hit with the family at Easter. I asked everyone to rate it and they all gave it the highest. I used light corn syrup but I want to try dark next time. I would probably put more pecans in it. I also thawed fresh cranberries that I had frozen previously. They worked great. I whipped fresh cream and put it on the top. You can't lose with that!"

emattice User ID: 1451678 60837
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"This is my favorite recipe for pecan pie! I like dark corn syrup, but light would be fine too"

jillknit User ID: 902626 206495
Reviewed May. 15, 2014

"Can I please just ask....did people use light or dark corn syrup?

Adding a 5 star rating because it sounds divine."

apple3891 User ID: 4432469 121206
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

"What a great balance of sweet and tart with the cranberries. Definitely will be a keeper recipe."

kfrances User ID: 2592068 206494
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"In my tiny apartment with time at a premium, I had to use pre-made pie dough, which is disappointing because the recipe looks interesting. Even so, I got raves & requests for more at Thanksgiving. The cranberries really tone down the cloying sweetness of a traditional pecan pie. I came back to the recipe now because I'm going to use it as the topping for bar cookies this Chirstmas."

mrsz075 User ID: 1602565 144326
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"I love, love, love this pie. Couple of times it did not "set up" and I don't know why. But the last few attempts have turned out wonderful. It is delicious and I could eat the whole thing if I could handle the guilt."

punta5 User ID: 1012607 145517
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"Have make several times. Is always the first to be eaten."

Xzercie User ID: 3685685 113256
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"This pie was delicious. Everyone who eats pecan pie seems to enjoy this one. The cranberries balance the richness of this super sweet holiday tradition."

karinlmarr User ID: 4348192 145514
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"This is an excellent pie. I make this every year at Thanksgiving and it always turns out beautiful and delicious. Yum!!"

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