• 5 Ratings

The only cooking required for this cranberry pie recipe is to set the pretzel crust. For a party-ready finish, top the chilled pie with sugared cranberries and broken pretzel sticks.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray; set aside. For crust, in a medium saucepan heat butter over medium heat until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/4 sugar until dissolved. Add crushed pretzels, stirring to combine. Stir in egg white until combined. Press mixture evenly onto the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pie plate. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

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  • Meanwhile, for filling, in a medium mixing bowl beat whipping cream with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight); set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar on medium speed until smooth. In a small bowl stir together cranberry sauce and orange peel until no large clumps remain; stir into cream cheese mixture until combined. Fold in whipped cream and food coloring. Carefully spoon filling into baked crust.

  • Cover and chill pie for 4 to 6 hours or until firm. If desired, garnish with broken pretzels and sugared cranberries.


To make sugared cranberries, brush 1/3 cup fresh cranberries with light-color corn syrup, then roll in sugar to coat.

Nutrition Facts

579 calories; total fat 43g; saturated fat 26g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 11g; cholesterol 139mg; sodium 566mg; potassium 117mg; carbohydrates 47g; fiber 1g; sugar 33g; protein 5g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 1611IU; vitamin c 2mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 8mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 78mg; iron 1mg.


5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1