Crustless Cranberry Pie Cake

This one is an interesting recipe. It’s technically called a “pie” as per this recipe, but I think it’s more along the lines of a cake. It’s texture is much more akin to a cranberry cake, it has some body to hold the cranberries within the batter. This was one of the easiest recipes of Thanksgiving and the theme of cranberries will certainly carry on to Christmas as well. This is a simple dessert that makes cranberries the star. The cranberries are put whole into the pie-cake and, when baked, they melt into tart-y goodness. I tried to minimize the sugar and butter in an attempt to healthify this. If you’re running last minute on a dish you need to bring to a party, choose this one–not much prep involved!

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Crustless Cranberry Pie Cake

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A simple cross between pie and cake without a crust!


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Prep Time
10 min

Cook Time
40 min

Total Time
50 min

Prep Time
10 min

Cook Time
40 min

Total Time
50 min

Ingredients
  1. 1 cup AP flour
  2. 3/4 cup sugar
  3. 2 cups cranberries
  4. 1/2 cup butter
  5. 1/4 tsp salt
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  8. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F and grease pie pan.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, and salt.
  3. Add cranberries and walnuts and make sure to coat in flour mixture
  4. Stir in beaten eggs, butter, and vanilla extract
  5. Pour batter evenly into pan
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes
Adapted from AllRecipes
Adapted from AllRecipes
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I would say it even has a texture of a cookie as well. So let the monster be known as…Crustless Cranberry Pie-Cake-Cookie. Really rolls of the tongue, doesn’t it? This is really an easy recipe, especially when it comes to desserts. If desserts intimidate you, try this one out before you step up to tiramisu. It really brings the holiday cheer and color with the red burstings of the cranberries throughout the pie-cake-cookie. Although this isn’t the healthiest thing, it surely isn’t the unhealthiest. An important thing to keep in mind during the holidays is to practice moderation. I eat my share of sweets, but it is moderated. I don’t believe in cutting things out completely. Moderate–a taste here, a taste there, goodness in between. As always, stay hungry and fit!

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