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slice of Nantucket Cranberry Pie on a white plate with remainder of pie in the background
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Nantucket Cranberry Pie

Nantucket Cranberry Pie isn't your typical pie. This rustic dessert is packed with sweetened cranberries and topped with a cake-like layer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make Nantucket pie, Nantucket cranberry pie, pie using fresh cranberries
Servings: 8
Calories: 258kcal
Author: Lori @ www.AReinventedMom.com


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pecans roughly chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar divided use
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick unsalted butter melted & slightly cooled
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Turbinado sugar optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare the baking pan (pie pan or round cake pan) by generously greasing the bottom & sides with butter. Now is not the time to be stingy with the butter.
  • Add cranberries, then chopped pecans to the prepared pan, and top with 1/2 cup of sugar.
  • Combine flour, 3/4 cup sugar, melted butter, eggs, vanilla, almond extract and salt in a medium-size mixing bowl. Stir until just combined. The batter will be thick. 
  • Pour the batter over the cranberry mixture, completely covering the cranberries. If you need to spread the batter for better coverage - be gentle so you don't pull the cranberries above the batter.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. If using optional turbinado sugar, remove from oven 5 minutes before done, sprinkle with sugar and return to oven to finish baking.
  • Allow to cool slightly before cutting. May be served warm or at room temperature. Top with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.


  • I realize it seems like a crazy amount of sugar, but it's a necessity to balance the tartness of the cranberries.
  • Yes, you can make this without the nuts. While I prefer it with nuts, sometimes you have to make your nut-hating people happy.
  • Recipe slightly adapted from The Pioneer Woman.


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg