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This Cranberry Pie Will Make You The Star Of Your Next Thanksgiving Potluck.

Let's be honest side dishes are the true stars of the show.


This Thanksgiving, consider elevating your dessert game with the addition of a Cranberry Pie to your menu. Move over traditional choices; the Cranberry Pie is here to redefine sweet endings. Picture the scene: a flaky, golden crust cradling a symphony of tart cranberries, creating a flavor profile that's both sophisticated and comforting. Its deep red hues add a burst of seasonal elegance, turning your dessert spread into a visual masterpiece. The best part? It effortlessly straddles the line between sweet and tart, offering a delightful twist on tradition. Embrace the easy elegance of this dessert, as its tantalizing aroma fills your home, creating an atmosphere of warmth and anticipation. It's not just a pie; it's a storytelling dessert, sparking conversations and becoming a memory etched in the hearts of your Thanksgiving guests.


This year, let the Cranberry Pie be the centerpiece of your celebration, a delicious testament to gratitude and the joy of bringing people together. Your taste buds—and your coworkers—will thank you.


Ingredients:


**For the Crust:**

- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed

- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

- 1/4 teaspoon salt

- 3-4 tablespoons ice water


**For the Filling:**

- 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries

- 1 cup granulated sugar

- 1/4 cup orange juice

- 1 teaspoon orange zest

- 2 tablespoons cornstarch

- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


**For the Topping:**

- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened


Instructions:


1. **Prepare the Crust:**

- In a food processor, combine flour, sugar, and salt. Add chilled butter cubes and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

- Slowly add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, and pulse until the dough comes together.

- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, shape it into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.


2. **Preheat the Oven:**

- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).


3. **Roll Out the Crust:**

- Roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface to fit a 9-inch pie dish. Carefully transfer the crust to the pie dish, trim the edges, and crimp as desired.


4. **Prepare the Filling:**

- In a large bowl, combine cranberries, sugar, orange juice, orange zest, cornstarch, and vanilla extract. Toss until the cranberries are well coated.


5. **Fill the Pie:**

- Pour the cranberry mixture into the prepared pie crust, spreading it evenly.


6. **Make the Topping:**

- In a bowl, combine flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, and softened butter. Mix until crumbly.


7. **Top the Pie:**

- Sprinkle the oat mixture evenly over the cranberry filling.


8. **Bake:**

- Place the pie on a baking sheet to catch any drips and bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbly.


9. **Cool and Serve:**

- Allow the pie to cool before slicing. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.


This Cranberry Pie is a beautiful addition to your Thanksgiving dessert spread, offering a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness. Enjoy! 🥧✨






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