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Frozen Cranberry Pie with Candied Almonds

It's so convenient to prepare part of a holiday feast in advance. This frosty, ginger-spiced delight goes in the freezer overnight and is ready to enjoy the next day. —Rosemary Johnson, Irondale, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 24 gingersnap cookies
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant French vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen French vanilla whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, divided
  • 1 teaspoon chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Directions

  • Arrange cookies around the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. pie plate, cutting cookies if necessary to fit.
  • In a small bowl, combine milk and pudding mixes. Stir in the cranberry sauce, 1/2 cup whipped topping, 1/3 cup almonds, ginger and almond extract. Pour into prepared pie plate; chill for 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, in a small heavy skillet, melt butter. Add remaining almonds; cook over medium heat until nuts are toasted, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar. Cook and stir for 2-4 minutes or until sugar is melted. Spread on foil to cool.
  • Spread remaining whipped topping over filling; sprinkle with almonds. Cover and freeze overnight.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 413 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 504mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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