This cranberry custard pie offers a wonderful and cozy flavor, perfect for any time of year. It’s a great holiday pie or special family dessert.
Custard pie filling and cranberry tastes absolutely wonderful together. You create a simple custard pie base and top it with whole berry cranberry sauce.
This is a super quick and easy recipe that is a great holiday pie. This recipe yields two pies (because they always get eaten fast!) but you can cut it in half for a single pie.
Make sure to bookmark or pin this recipe so you can find it the next time you want to serve a custard cranberry pie.
Baking your pie using a frozen premade crust? Elevate it’s flavor by brushing the bottom and sides of with a beaten egg white. Using a fork, prick the bottom and sides of your pie crust before adding your filling.Crust Tip
Try this great recipe: Coconut custard pie using Bisquick
How to Make a Homemade Custard Cranberry Pie
This is a very straight forward recipe with a prep time that only takes minutes. Bake time comes in right about forty minutes.
All you will need is a mixing bowl, mixer, saucepan, and two 9″ pie pans. All you need are a handful of simple ingredients, and you can use a homemade or store bought pie crust.
As noted above, this recipe yields two pies, but you can halve the recipe if you only need one pie.
Simple recipe option: Custard pie
How to Scald Milk
If this cooking technique is new to you, no need to worry. It’s a very straight forward process, and once you learn how it will open up a ton of other great tasting recipes.
The process requires you to heat up your milk until it is just about to boil (but doesn’t). Then you simply cool your milk back to room temperature.
Step 1: Add your milk to a saucepan.
Step 2: Bring to medium heat and stir your milk while heating.
Step 3: When tiny bubbles appear along the edges of your milk, remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
And that’s all there is to it!
With only a handful of common ingredients, this is a very affordable pie recipe. But don’t let that fool you, it’s packed with flavor!
- Granulated Sugar
- Cranberry Sauce
- Vanilla Extract
- Pie Crusts
Eggs: Use four large eggs. Lightly beat them before adding them to your other ingredients.
Milk: Scald your milk in a saucepan before adding it in. You will need to allow it to cool back to room temperature as well.
Cranberries: Whole berry cranberry sauce is what you need. You will simply top your custard with your cranberries before baking.
Nutmeg: You just need enough to sprinkle on the top of your custard filling.
Either store bought or homemade pie crust will work. If you want to save a little time, go premade, but if you want to elevate the flavor make your own!
It’s easy and it’s hard to beat the flavor and texture of a homemade pie crust. If you need a great recipe, there are some of my favorites.
Remember, you will need two 9″ pie crusts.
Easy Recipe Instructions
Since prep time is right around five minutes, make sure to prepare your crust first if going with homemade.
Step 1: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line pie pans with crust.
Step 2: Add eggs, sugar, and salt to mixing bowl. Combine.
Step 3: Gradually mix in milk and vanilla extract until well combined.
Step 4: Pour custard filling into both pie crusts equally. Sprinkle filling with nutmeg.
Step 5: Top each pie with 1 can of cranberries.
Step 6: Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
Step 7: Reduce temperature to 325 degrees and bake an additional 30-40 minutes. Your pie is done when inserted skewer comes out clean of custard.
Step 8: Cool pies on wire rack. Serve and enjoy!
Easy Cranberry Custard Pie
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- 1 Mixer
- 1 Saucepan
- 2 9" Pie Pans
- 4 Large Eggs lightly beaten
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
- 3 Cups Milk scalded
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Cans Whole Berry Cranberries
- 2 9" Pie Crusts
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line pie pans with crust.
- Add eggs, sugar, and salt to mixing bowl. Combine.
- Gradually mix in milk and vanilla extract until well combined.
- Pour custard filling into both pie crusts equally. Sprinkle filling with nutmeg.
- Top each pie with 1 can of cranberries.
- Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
- Reduce temperature to 325 degrees and bake an additional 30-40 minutes. Your pie is done when inserted skewer comes out clean of custard.
- Cool pies on wire rack. Serve and enjoy!