Easy Cranberry Pie Recipe
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Easy Cranberry Pie Recipe

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"AS A SPECIAL TREAT when making this pie, Mom would sometimes place a marshmallow in the center of each lattice square, or, in honor of the Christmas tree we had just brought home, she'd cut Christmas tree shapes from the pie dough and place them on top of the pie."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 372 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, brown sugar and butter. Line pie plate with bottom pastry; add filling.
  2. Top with a lattice crust. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: For festively decorated pie, use a cookie cutter to cut out Christmas tree shapes from the top pastry instead of using a lattice crust. Place the dough shapes on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly; arrange on top of baked pie.
Originally published as Easy Cranberry Pie in Reminisce Extra December 1994, p47

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ndh823 User ID: 6678148 35208
Reviewed May. 5, 2012

"If you love canned whole cranberry sauce, then you will like this, because that is what it is and that is what it tastes like. I appreciate how easy it was to make, but I just think it needed something else rather than just a canned cranberry sauce taste. The added brown sugar and butter just helped reduce the tartness a little."

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