Eggnog Cranberry Pie Recipe
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Eggnog Cranberry Pie Recipe

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Here's an elegant pie that says “holiday” in every bite. The tart cranberries contrast nicely with the rich gelatin-thickened eggnog. It's a repeat dessert at our house.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 296 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 135 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water until smooth; stir in cranberries. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Cool for 15 minutes. Pour into pastry shell; set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Refrigerate for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Fold in whipped cream; pour over cranberry layer. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.
Originally published as Eggnog Cranberry Pie in Country Woman November/December 2005, p31

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Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

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

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

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

Thank you !!"

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2010

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

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2007

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

Reviewed 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"

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