Even though it was difficult, we saved room for dessert when my mom made this festive holiday pie. It pairs tart cranberries with sweet raisins inside a flaky golden crust. We loved it with big scoops of homemade vanilla ice cream.
Cranberry Raisin Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home
In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. In another bowl, combine oil and water. Gradually add to flour mixture, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Shape into a ball; divide dough in half so one ball is slightly larger than the other.
Divide dough in half so that one ball is slightly larger than the other. Roll out larger ball on a lightly floured surface to fit a 9-in or 10-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry even with edge of plate; set aside.
For filling, in a large saucepan, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; gradually stir in orange juice until smooth. Stir in cranberries and raisins; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, about 5 minutes. Pour into crust.
Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in top or use a 1-1/2-in. holly leaf cutter to make a design.
Brush pastry with milk if desired. Bake at 400° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.
Heat 3 tablespoons light corn syrup in microwave until warm; gently toss with 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, allowing excess syrup to drip off. Toss in 1/3 cup sugar to coat. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set, about 1 hour.