Cranberry Orange Pie

Cranberry and orange flavor burst from each slice of this cool, creamy pie. It’s the perfect ending to your Christmas dinner!

Slice of cranberry orange pie on a red plate garnished with orange slice and frosted cranberries

Cranberry Orange Pie

A creamy pie that is the perfect blend of tart and sweet!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Equipment

  • food processor
  • 10 inch pie pan
  • zester
  • mixing bowls
  • Mixer

Ingredients
  

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs finely ground in a food processor or purchased
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter melted

Cranberry Orange Pie Filling

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 2 cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup cranberries finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs. orange peel grated and chopped

Instructions
 

Graham Cracker Crust

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients until well mixed.
  • Then press the mixture into a 10-inch pie pan.
  • Bake the crust at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Cranberry Orange Pie Filling

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour into the baked graham cracker crust.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Cool the pie on a rack.
  • Then chill the pie in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  • Garnish with whipped cream before serving (optional)
Keyword Christmas, cranberry orange pie, holiday, pie
Slice of cranberry orange pie served on a red plate garnished with an orange slice, frosted cranberries, and whipped cream.

A Delicious Ending to Your Christmas Dinner

I wanted a “Christmas pie” to be the finale for our Christmas prime rib dinner.

But what, exactly, is a “Christmas” pie?

So I think about what flavors represent the Christmas season (warm spices, sugary frostings, bright cranberries…). I decide cranberry orange flavored pie is the perfect ending to the prime rib dinner I traditionally serve.

The bright, acidic flavors of cranberry and orange balance the richness of a prime rib meal. The foundation of a key lime pie is the right medium for the cranberry orange flavors. It offers a sweet, creamy balance to their tartness and acidity. And who doesn’t love a graham cracker crust!

Assembling Cranberry Orange Pie

A food processor works great for creating the graham cracker crumbs and chopping the cranberries. A zesting tool makes it easy to create orange zest.

Then mix everything together in a mixing bowl and pour it into the baked graham cracker crust.

The chopped cranberries will float to the top as the pie bakes giving it a pretty color for serving. I like to garnish Christmas dishes with frosted cranberries to make them pretty.

Whole cranberry orange pie in yellow Fiesta pie pan garnished with whipped cream, orange slices, and frosted cranberries.

My family raved about this pie. It truly is delicious and one of the easier pies to make from scratch. I hope you enjoy it!

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