Whether made as a single pie or as tarts, Cranberry Mince Pie is a perfect treat for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Tangy and delicious, they become a family favorite.

Cranberry Mince Pie

Cranberry Mince Pie
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Recipe type: Baked Goods
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 servings
  • 2/3 Cup sugar
  • 2/3 Cup water
  • pastry for 2 crust pie
  • 1 egg yolk mixed with
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 Cups fresh cranberries; rinsed
  • 1 jar ready for use mincemeat (with apples)
  1. In saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; add water.
  2. Over high heat, cook and stir until boiling. Add cranberries; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Turn mincemeat into pastry lined 9- or 10-inch pie plate.
  4. Top with cranberries.
  5. Cover with vented top crust; seal and flute.
  6. Brush egg mixture over crust.
  7. Bake at 425 degrees in lower half of oven 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.
  8. Decorate with Egg Nog cream (recipe follows).
  9. Makes one 9- or 10-inch pie.
Egg Nog Cream:
  1. In large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups canned Borden Egg Nog (or other pre-made egg nog), chilled and one 4 serving size package instant vanilla flavor pudding mix; blend well.
  2. Fold in 1/2 pint whipping cream, whipped. Chill.
  3. Use as topping for pie, cake or fruit.
  4. Makes about 3 1/2 cups.
This is an exceptional dessert for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's Day.

The recipe may be made as individual pie tarts, as pictured.

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