It’s cranberry season!
If you’re not from New England, it’s likely you don’t necessarily have a cranberry season. That’s okay, because once you try this recipe you’ll be wishing you did! Like anything fruit or vegetable, there is a peak season for cranberries and the fall in New England is when the berries are harvested. Our boys love to walk out to the cranberry bogs and watch the harvest each year, which is especially entertaining for the toddler this year…
Zachary (the 11 year old) and I usually enter a local cranberry recipe contest every November, but this year we ran short on time which left us taste testing our Turkey Day recipes a week early. I wanted to cook up something different, but also gluten free for this year’s dessert spread and this pie is hands down my favorite cranberry recipe to date! If you’re looking for something to balance the tartness of the berries – look no further.
Note: This can be made with a traditional pie crust if you’re not gluten free!
Here’s what you need…
- 9″ Gluten free pie crust (I used Wholly Gluten Free frozen pie crusts and was not disappointed!)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup melted + cooled butter
- 2 eggs
- 3 TBS gluten free all purpose flour (I used Bobs)
- 1 1/2 cups fresh, whole cranberries
- 1 bag glazed pecans (I used Emerald)
- 1 cup chocolate chunks (I used Enjoy Life mega chunks)
Here’s what you do…
- Bake frozen pie crust on 450 degrees for 5-7 minutes until it turns golden brown, remove from oven and reduce temperature to 350 degrees.
- Beat together melted, cooled butter and sugar until well blended.
- Add 1 egg at a time to mixture until well combined.
- Whisk in flour.
- Stir in cranberries, pecans and chocolate chunks until well coated with egg mixture.
- Pour into pie crust and bake on 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.
- Allow pie to cool to room temperature, and refrigeration is recommended.
You can serve this pie one cool, but because the juices from the cranberries are released during cooking it serves up better if you refrigerate it for a few hours and then pull it out to serve at room temp. Regardless, it’s incredibly delicious and you won’t regret trying something new if you’ve never had cranberry pie!
And once your pie is finally cooled, and you sit down to enjoy it… make sure your kids aren’t there to scoop it up before you get a bite! #momproblems
Enjoy! As always, don’t forget you can pin this recipe on Pinterest for referring back to later!