5-Ingredient Cranberry Pear Pie Recipe

Just five ingredients are all it takes to create this beautifully festive holiday dessert: Cranberry Pear Pie. (Technically, the pie crust is a sixth ingredient, but once you’ve mastered our Olive Oil Crust, you’ve got that in the bag). Prepared without a traditional lattice topping, this open-faced—and vegan—fruit pie dazzles a crowd with its stunning winter hues and shimmery glazed look. Enjoy with regular or non-dairy whipped cream, a sifter of brandy, and fine holiday company.

Makes 1 pie

Cook time: 45 to 60 minutes



Preheat oven to 350°F.

Roll out pie dough; line a pie plate. Trim the edges and pinch to form ridged edges.

Combine cranberries, agave and cider in a medium skillet over medium heat; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce to a simmer and cook until cranberries have popped and thickened slightly, about 5 to 8 minutes.

Stir in pears and cornstarch; mix gently until dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Once cooled, transfer cranberry mixture to prepared pie crust; spread evenly inside.

Place in oven and bake until bubbly and crust is golden, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool for pie filling to set; slice and serve.

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