Aren’t cranberries great? And snowflakes too, actual snow flakes, not the ones that get thrown around by idiots on twitter who think they’re being funny. Cranberries may not be as sweet as many other fruits or berries, but they still make a wonderful pie. It’s a particularly tart one, even with all the sugar but, covered in snowflake pastry and served up with a dollop of cream, you’ve got a perfect dessert for sharing at a festive dinner party.
Cranberry Pie will be my last recipe of the year, and I’m hoping to get back at things properly again in the new year. It’s been great to get back putting up content regularly again, and with some pretty big news coming up I’m hoping things will be rejuvenated and I’ll be posting recipes more often. So watch this space. In the meantime, I hope everyone has an absolutely wonderful Christmas and New Year, and that their 2018’s have been bearable.
- 500 g Shortcrust Pastry pre-made is fine
- 5 tbsps Plain Flour
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 125 ml Water
- 325 g Fresh Cranberries
- 4 tbsps Lemon or Orange Juice
- 1 Pinch Cinnamon make this a good sized pinch
- 1/2 tbsp Butter
- Butter a pie dish, then roll out the pastry to fit the dish. It should be about the thickness of a pound coin.
- Place the pastry into the dish and trim so it’s still overhanging. It will likely shrink when baked so don’t trim off too much. Crimp the edges and place in the freezer for at least an hour.
- Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan assisted) and place a baking tray in the oven.
- In a sauce pan, combine the sugar, flour, salt and water. Bring to the boil and stir constantly until it’s thick and smooth.
- Add the cranberries, juice and cinnamon. Cook for a further 5 minutes until it’s bubbling and the cranberries have started to pop.
- Remove from the heat and add stir through the butter.
- Spoon the filling into the prepared pie dish, use any left over pastry to make a lid, this could be a lattice, stars or strips. I made snowflakes to keep it Christmassy.
- Wash the pastry with milk or egg and place onto the baking tray in the pre-heated oven.
- Bake for 40 minutes, you may need to cover with foil after about 25-30 if it’s browning too quickly.
- Remove when the filling has set. Allow to cool completely before serving.