Cranberry Eggnog Pie

Makes 8 servings


Cranberry Eggnog Pie, recipe by Michelle McGrath

½ c. sugar

1 T. arrowroot powder or cornstarch

6 T. cold water, divided

2 c. fresh or frozen cranberries

1 t. ground cardamom or cinnamon

1 9” frozen pie shell, prebaked according to package directions

1 T. unflavored gelatin

1¾ c. eggnog

1 t. vanilla extract

¾ c. heavy whipping cream

¼ t. ground nutmeg


In a large saucepan, whisk together the sugar, arrowroot powder or cornstarch and 2 T. water until thoroughly combined.  Stir in cranberries and cardamom or cinnamon. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.  Set aside to cool for 15 minutes. Pour mixture into prebaked pie shell, set aside.

In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over remaining T. water, allow mixture to stand for 5 minutes. Cook and stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved.  Stir in eggnog and extract.  Set the pot on a potholder or folded kitchen towel in the refrigerator, and chill for 15 minutes, or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.  Meanwhile, in a medium bowl with a hand mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip cream until soft peaks form.  Fold the whipped cream into the eggnog mixture until thoroughly combined.  Spread the mixture over the cranberry layer in the pie shell. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Garnish with nutmeg prior to serving.  Store leftovers in a tightly covered dish in the refrigerator up to 3 days.


This recipe series was made possible through the support of Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association, the member-operated trade association for the Massachusetts cranberry industry. one of the oldest farmer organizations in the country.

Recipe series Developer/Writer/Photographer Michelle McGrath is the founder of McGrath PR | Media Relations, providing visibility to the arts and culture sector, non-profits, agricultural and small business industries.  mcgrathpr.com