Cranberry Custard Pie Recipe

Looking for a pie that is colorful, seasonal, and easy? Try this delicious Cranberry Custard Pie. It’s especially good at  Thanksgiving and Christmas!

It’s a simple adaptation of my Rhubarb Custard Pie and provides a wonderful sweet-tart combination.

My first effort at a cranberry custard pie ended up a blooper, but this one was a hit. 

Cranberry Custard Pie
Cranberry Custard Pie


9-inch unbaked pie crust

About 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries

1-1/4 cups sugar

1-1/4 tablespoon flour

Dash of salt

3 eggs, beaten


Preheat oven to 350° F.

Coarsely chop cranberries, in a food processor or by hand. Spread cranberries evenly in unbaked pie crust.

Mix sugar, flour, and salt in a small bowl. Beat eggs and add to flour mixture. Mix well and pour over the cranberries in the pie crust.

Bake at 350°F about 45-50 minutes until set. Cool before serving.

Tips from Jane

—3 cups of cranberries is about one 12-ounce (340-gram) bag of fresh cranberries. 

—To chop cranberries in a food processor, just pulse it a few times.

Buy extra cranberries in the fall/early winter and just pop the bag in the freezer. Then you can make this pie anytime. Caution: if using frozen cranberries, rinse them and then chop or use immediately, or they’ll all stick together!