Nancy’s Cranberry Gingersnap Pie

This is one of the most interesting pies you will ever have! My friend Nancy’s Cranberry Gingersnap Pie!

Nancy's Cranberry Gingersnap Pie

I recently attended a Holiday potluck and my buddy Bill brought his wife Nancy’s Cranberry Gingersnap Pie. What? When I was done eating the ham, chicken, chili that the other attendees had brought, it was time for some dessert!

Nancy's Cranberry Gingersnap Pie

While I’ve made and enjoyed recipes with cranberries, I was a little apprehensive about this Cranberry Gingersnap Pie.

Bill assured me that it was fabulous and that everyone loves it. Looking at how everyone devoured this pie during our potluck, I just had to try a piece of this interesting colorful pie.

Nancy's Cranberry Gingersnap Pie

Guess what? He was right. This pie is tart but is offset by a little sweetness. I didn’t think I would totally dig this pie but I did! For another odd pie, you need to check out my French Canadian Sugar Pie. My absolute favorite!

Nancy's Cranberry Gingersnap Pie
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This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Cranberry Gingersnap Pie recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Gingersnaps, Walnuts, Light Brown Sugar, Unsalted Butter, Fresh Cranberries, White Sugar, Eggs, Salt, Lemon Juice, Cranberries and Fresh Mint Leaves.

  1. Set oven to 350°F
  2. Put the gingersnaps in a food processor and process until they are fine crumbs. (this should be a heaping cup) Add the walnuts, and sugar and process again until everything is finely ground. Add the butter and process briefly to combine.
  3. Pat the crust into a 9-inch pie plate, and up the sides. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  4. Put the cranberries, 1 cup of the sugar, and 1/4 cup water to a simmer in a saucepan. Lower the heat and simmer the cranberries, uncovered, for about 15 minutes until they’ve popped and the mixture is quite thick. Let cool slightly and then puree until completely smooth.
  5. Whisk the puree, the eggs, yolks, salt, lemon juice, and 1/2 cup sugar together in a saucepan and set over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon, this will take about 10 minutes or so. Stay by the pan the whole time and stir!
  6. Push the curd through a mesh strainer, using the back of a spoon to get it all through.
  7. Let the curd cool for a few minutes and then drop the room-temperature butter in, bit by bit, while you stir to melt it.
  8. Pour the curd into the pie crust and smooth out evenly. Chill the pie until it is firm, about 2 hours or so.
  9. Decorate with sugared cranberries if you like.

Printable Recipe Card

Nancy's Cranberry Gingersnap Pie

Nancy’s Cranberry Gingersnap Pie

This is one of the most interesting pies you will ever have! My friend Nancy's Cranberry Gingersnap Pie!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 494 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

Crust
  • 5 oz Ginger Snaps Cookies
  • 1 Cup Walnuts
  • 3 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, Melted
Filling
  • 12 oz Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 ½ Cups White Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 2 Egg Yolk
  • Tsp Salt
  • ½ Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature and Cubed
Garnish
  • Sugared Cranberries
  • Fresh Mint Leaves

Instructions
 

  • Set oven to 350°F
  • Put the gingersnaps in a food processor and process until they are fine crumbs. (this should be a heaping cup) Add the walnuts, and sugar and process again until everything is finely ground. Add the butter and process briefly to combine.
  • Pat the crust into a 9 inch pie plate, and up the sides. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Put the cranberries, 1 cup of the sugar, and 1/4 cup water to a simmer in a saucepan. Lower the heat and simmer the cranberries, uncovered, for about 15 minutes until they’ve popped and the mixture is quite thick. Let cool slightly and then puree until completely smooth.
  • Whisk the puree, the eggs, yolks, salt, lemon juice and 1/2 cup sugar together in a saucepan and set over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon, this will take about 10 minutes or so. Stay by the pan the whole time and stir!
  • Push the curd through a mesh strainer, using the back of a spoon to get it all through.
  • Let the curd cool for a few minutes and then drop the room temperature butter in, bit by bit, while you stir to melt it.
  • Pour the curd into the pie crust and smooth out evenly. Chill the pie until it is firm, about 2 hours or so.
  • Decorate with sugared cranberries if you like.

Notes

→ This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.

Nutrition

Calories: 494kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 6gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 205mgPotassium: 211mgFiber: 3gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 535IUVitamin C: 11.7mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 2.1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Brandi says:

    This is actually a really great pie. It looked a little odd in color at first but it’s really good. A slight tartness paired with a sweet graham cracker crust.