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Cranberry Meringue Pie Recipe

Cranberry Meringue Pie. Up your pie game with this delicious twist on a classic! Slightly tart cranberry filling is topped with a toasted meringue for the perfect dessert recipe!

Cranberry Meringue Pie

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A quick flip through and I had marked about 30 different pies I needed to make. One stood out above the rest. I snagged a giant bag of cranberries at Costco for $2 and got to work.

Recipe Features:

  • Unique Flavor: This cranberry pie steps out of the norm and delivers bold flavor.
  • Thanksgiving Favorite: If you love cranberry sauce, you will love this recipe!
Cranberries

What You’ll Need:

Can we take a second to appreciate the beauty of the fresh fruit pictured above? How about some tips and tricks before we get started? I know I can always use a few helpful suggestions when it comes to pie crust.

  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Fresh cranberries
  • Orange liquor- Which can be swapped for regular orange juice or left out completely.
  • Eggs
  • Cornstarch
  • Salt
  • Vanilla
  • Butter
  • Cream of tartar
  • Pie crust

For a full list of ingredients and their measurements see the recipe card below.

Cranberry Meringue Pie Recipe

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Combine the water and 1 cup of sugar in a heavy bottom saucepan and cook on high heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Stir in the cranberries and orange liquor. Lower the heat to medium and cook 10 minutes making sure to stir occasionally.
  3. While your cranberries are cooking down, combine the egg yolks, cornstarch, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth. Stir in a small amount of the hot cranberry mixture making sure to mix quickly to temper the eggs.
  4. Add the yolk mixture to the saucepan and simmer 5 minutes or until the filling has thickened.
  5. Stir in the vanilla extract and butter and transfer to your pie crust.
  6. In a mixing bowl whisk the egg yolks and cream of tartar until foamy. Add the sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
  7. Spread over your pie and broil until the top is browned.

Tips for baking perfect pie

  1. Handle the dough as little as possible. You want the butter to stay cold. This is what helps create that beautiful flaky crust.
  2. Use chilled ingredients. Cold butter. I’ll repeat. You want COLD butter. I recommend using chilled ingredients and refrigerating after each step in the crust making process.
  3. Use foil or a pie shield (affiliate). The crust around the edges will likely burn before your filling has set. The simple solution is to create a shield around the crust while it bakes. Another option? Grab this crust shield (affiliate) from Amazon!

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Cranberry Meringue Pie

Cranberry Meringue Pie

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Cranberry Meringue Pie. Up your pie game with this delicious twist on a classic! Slightly tart cranberry filling is topped with a toasted meringue for the perfect dessert recipe! 

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups fresh cranberries, washed and dried
  • 1 tablespoon orange liquor, optional
  • 3 large eggs, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 9 " pie crust, baked

Instructions

  1. Combine the water and 1 cup of sugar in a heavy bottom saucepan and cook on high heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Stir in the cranberries and orange liquor. Lower the heat to medium and cook 10 minutes making sure to stir occasionally.
  3. While your cranberries are cooking down, combine the egg yolks, cornstarch, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth. Stir in a small amount of the hot cranberry mixture making sure to mix quickly to temper the eggs.
  4. Add the yolk mixture to the saucepan and simmer 5 minutes or until the filling has thickened.
  5. Stir in the vanilla extract and butter and transfer to your pie crust.
  6. In a mixing bowl whisk the egg yolks and cream of tartar until foamy. Add the sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
  7. Spread over your pie and broil until the top is browned.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 342Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 917mgCarbohydrates: 205gFiber: 8gSugar: 110gProtein: 14g
Cranberry Meringue Pie. Up your pie game with this delicious twist on a classic! Slightly tart cranberry filling is topped with a toasted meringue for the perfect dessert recipe! 

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Mallory

Tuesday 14th of March 2017

Just noting a typo- in your instructions where you describe making the meringue, it says egg yolks instead of egg whites. :)

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