Sunday, November 10, 2013

Nantucket Cranberry Pie

For November's Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned Sarah's Kitchen.  It was hard to decide which recipe to make, there were lots of tempting ones on her blog!!!  Always looking for a new cranberry dessert for the holiday season, I chose this Nantucket Cranberry Pie!!! Why is it certain ingredients like cranberries and pumpkin seem to be reserved for October and November.  Delicious and versatile, why don't we use them more often?

This isn't your typical pie recipe, there's no bottom crust and the top crust is more like cake batter.  The recipe didn't say what size cake pan to use and my 8" round seemed small.  I decided to use my 9" springform pan.  While my cake was baking, I was watching the finale of Master Chef Junior.  Are those kids amazing or what?  When I started smelling something burning, I checked the oven and there was cranberry juice all over the bottom of the oven.  The good news, I use an oven liner.  The bad news, it's a two piece one so some juice had seeped onto the bottom of the oven.  What a mess!!  It's been a while since I've had a kitchen disaster!!  Note to self, springform pan was a bad idea!  More good news though, I have two ovens, so I finished the baking in the second oven. 

Despite the mess in the oven, the pie was a success.  The tartness of the cranberries combines nicely with the hint of almond and buttery dough. 


Nantucket Cranberry Pie
Recipe Courtesy of Sarah's Kitchen

Butter, for greasing pan
2 cups (heaping) cranberries 
3/4 cups pecans, chopped 
2/3 cups sugar 
1 cup flour 
1 cup sugar 
1 stick unsalted butter, melted 
2 eggs
1 tsp almond extract 
1/4 tsp salt 
1 tbsp sugar for topping

Preheat oven to 350.

Butter a cake pan.  Add the cranberries and chopped pecans to the pan, top with 2/3 cup sugar.

In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, melted butter, beaten eggs, almond extract and salt.  Pour the batter over the cranberries.  Bake for 40 minutes, top with the tablespoon of sugar and continue baking for an additional 5 minutes.

17 comments:

  1. Looks like a great cranberry dish! I had a similar leak problem with one of those divided brownie pans... remember them? My oven actually caught on fire! Bet your pie tasted great though:@)

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  2. Oh, I made a pie like that a couple of years ago and loved it! Delish with whipped cream. :) Thanks for the reminder to make it again this winter!

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  3. Your pie looks lovely, and I'll be sure to visit Sarah's blog. I had a springform accident once too - no fun!

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  4. cranberry and pumpkin are a perfect combo and I always think of them in the fall too. Looks delcious

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  5. This is a perfect alternative to pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. Sounds so good.

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  6. You are right, we should not neglect cranberries and pumpkin...but isn't it a wonderful treat when we do!? Your cake sounds delightful....so sorry that you had a mess to clean...

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  7. I made a similar cake but I love the addition of pecans to yours! I'm jealous of your two ovens! ;)

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  8. I know cranberries are one of those love it or hate it kinds of food but I love them. This sounds like a delicious cake!

    Thanks so much for your support and kind comments recently :)

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  9. I love the tartness cranberries bring, and it looks like you've got some good flavors going in your Nantucket Cranberry Pie! :)

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  10. Wow, good recovery and a reminder to put a cookie sheet below my springforms in the future. This sounds temptingly good.

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  11. Looks delicious, Julie! I'd love this on my Thanksgiving table. Thank you for the kind words on my post.

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  12. You get a gold star from me Julie for having the courage to try this recipe without all of the pertinent information needed! I almost always try to remember to wrap the bottom of my springform pans with foil because I have had several disasters. Congratulations, because you pulled it off, it looks great to me, and the bonus...you have a sparkling clean oven for Thanksgiving!

    Hugs from Idaho. Hope you are doing really well.

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  13. So sorry about the kitchen disaster but it still looks and sounds lovely! Thank you for sharing such a delicious dessert that features cranberries. I hope you have a wonderful start to your week!

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  14. Well the cranberry pie looks wonderul despite the oven mess! I love cranberries, Julie, and your cranberry jalapeño jam look so good, too. I always make a Christmas Jam that has cranberries and strawberries, but I'm loving the idea of a little heat mixed in!! xo

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  15. Well I have several stories of my own about kitchen disasters! The pie looks terrific nevertheless!

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