One of the most beautiful pies one can make for Thanksgiving. The bright red colors are show-stopping. Not as hard to make as you think! Tangy yet sweet Cranberry and Lemon Curd Pie uses both Brown and Cane Truvia with fresh cranberries and a crunchy ginger snap crust. And a sprig of . . . rosemary!
Cranberry- Lemon Curd Pie
Recipe developed by Diet Desires.
Sodium: 174mg | Calcium: 36mg | Vitamin C: 9mg | Vitamin A: 434IU | Sugar: 5g | Fiber: 3g | Potassium: 157mg | Cholesterol: 113mg | Calories: 265 | Saturated Fat: 8g | Fat: 21g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 18g | Iron: 2mg
One of the most beautiful pies one can make for Thanksgiving. The bright red colors show-stopping. Not as hard to make as you think!
- 5 oz gingersnaps cookies
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- ½ TBSP Truvia Brown Sugar Blend or brown sugar
- 4 TBSP butter, unsalted, melted
- 12 oz bag of fresh cranberries
- ½ cup Truvia Cane Sugar Blend or 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup water, as needed
- 3 large eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- pinch of salt
- ½ cup fresh lemon juice
- 4 TBSP butter, unsalted, sliced, room temperature
- Cook the cranberries: put the berries, ½ cup Truvia (or 1 cup sugar) and ¼ cup water to a simmer in a small saucepan. Simmer the fruit on low heat, uncovered, for about 15 minutes until they've popped and the mixture is quite thick. Let cool slightly, then puree it in a small blender, until completely smooth.
- Set oven to 350F, no fan.
- Prepare the crust: place the cookies in a food processor and process until they are fine crumbs. Add the pecans and process again until its finely ground. Add the butter and process briefly to combine.
- Pat the crust into a 9- inch pie plate, and up the sides. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- Whisk the cranberry puree, the eggs, yolks, salt, and lemon juice together in a medium saucepan and set over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon, this will take about 10 minutes or so. Stay by the pan the whole time and keep stirring!
- Let the curd cool for 5 minutes and then drop in the sliced room temperature butter, bit by bit, stirring.
- Pour the curd into the pie crust and smooth out evenly. Chill the pie until it is firm, about 2 hours.
- Décor with sugared cranberries and a sprig of green herb – thyme/rosemary. (To make sugared cranberries, massage cranberries with honey, roll in granulated sugar and let dry.)
Notes & Ingredients
- For a gluten-free crust use: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/276476/gluten-free-gingersnap-cookies/
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This pie is beautiful; it is also a refreshing change from the traditional holiday pies. I rated this recipe a 5 star because I had the pleasure of tasting it last year. I am off to buy cranberries to make this festive pie for our holiday dessert.
Dr Hanna Frederick
Thank you Dee. You could make the pie and freeze the leftovers parts of it, if you don't have guests this this time. I will do the same. Just let it defrost naturally, don't heat it up in the microwave.
Hanna, thank you - that is a great idea to freeze leftovers. Although, it will be hard to be so disciplined!
Dr Hanna Frederick
Dee, once a year one can make an exception. Leave it up to you!
We baked this zingy, tart, and tasty pie for our Thanksgiving dessert.
It was a rich beautiful cranberry color and delightfully flavorful.
So refreshingly different from our usual holiday pies!
PS We mistakenly doubled the lemon juice and WOW, it lived up to the lemon curd sensation!
Here's our first try at the cranberry lemon curd pie; thanks again for introducing us to this new delight!
I made this pie to bring to friend’s outdoor Winter dinner. It was festive and delicious. Anyone who likes lemon and tartness would love it. Good with whipped cream, too.
Dr Hanna Frederick
Wow, I hope the pie warmed up the event - an outdoor winter dessert. Certainly did not need refrigeration, right? Thanks for the idea.