Nantucket Cranberry Pie

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The holiday season is time for cranberries.  And whenever we see some fresh cranberries, we must bake something!  Usually it’s some Cranberry Bars with a nice cream cheese frosting.  But we tried something new this time.  This recipe was taken from the Tasty Kitchen.  It’s a little bit different from what you may consider to be a “pie”.  Honestly, I think it’s closer to a cobbler than a pie, and it was made in a cake pan.  So, really it’s kind of an upside down cake.  Actually it’s closest to a buckle, which is one of the many types of cobblers (I should do a post on the different types of cobblers).  But the recipe calls itself a “pie” and who am I to make a pie conform to my definitions of what pie should be?  Well, it’s tasty, whatever the name is.  Plus it’s very simple to make so you can have a nice dessert in about an hour!

Here’s what you need:

  • Butter, for greasing the pan
  • 2 c. (heaping) cranberries
  • 3/4 c. pecans, chopped (measure, then chop)
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 2/3 c. sugar, divided
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 whole eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 t. almond extract
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1 T. (sanding) sugar

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2.  Butter and 9-in. cake pan.  Add cranberries to the bottom of the pan.  Sprinkle on chopped pecans, then sprinkle with 2/3 c. sugar.

3.  In a mixing bowl, combine flour, 1 c. sugar, melted butter, eggs, almond extract, and salt.  Stir gently to combine.

4.  Pour batter slowly over the top in large “ribbons” in order to evenly cover the surface.  Spread gently if necessary.

5.  Bake for 45 – 50 minutes.  5 minutes before removing from the oven, sprinkle surface with 1 T. sugar for a little extra crunch.

6.  Let cool and slice into wedges.  Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

7 thoughts on “Nantucket Cranberry Pie

    thehungryartist said:
    December 7, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Looks beautiful. I also love the combination of cranberries and pecans. It’s kind of like a cake-pie. My sister-in-law swears she doesn’t like pie but she would probably like this!

      Jereme's Kitchen responded:
      December 7, 2011 at 11:18 pm

      this is definitely the least pie-ish pie that i’ve eaten. i really do like the texture of the crust and pecans and cranberries all together

    IamSimplyTia said:
    December 7, 2011 at 11:34 am

    This is mouthwatering!! I wish I could taste some right now!

    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide said:
    December 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Looks fantastic!

    sportsglutton said:
    December 8, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Why have I never made a cranberry pie before? Sounds great.

    suzi said:
    December 8, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I also love the cranberry and pecan combo but I love pecans. You should definitley do a post on the different cobblers, I have never made one. This looks delicious.

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