Vegan Cranberry and Pear Holiday Pie Recipe

Cranberry and pear pie with crumble topping;
Cranberry and pear pie with crumble topping; photo by Kimberly Deprey / Getty Images
    45 min
A simple vegan cranberry and pie recipe using little more than cranberries, pears, maple syrup and sugar. The recipe includes a crumbly sweet topping, but this pie can also be used with a lattice-top or a double-crust (don't forget to poke holes!), or even open, with no topping at all.

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What You'll Need

  • 5 cups pears, cut into 1/4-inch slices (about 4-5 medium pears)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. vegan margarine, melted
  • 2 tbsp apple cider
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 prepared vegan deep-dish pie crust, unbaked
  • For the Crumb Topping:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup margarine, at room temperature

How to Make It

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place the cranberries in a saucepan with the apple cider, sugar and maple syrup. Simmer, stirring frequently, for 3-4 minutes, just until cranberries start to "pop".

  • Remove the cranberries from the heat and allow to cool.

  • Gently toss the pears with the cranberries and add sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg until evenly coated, then place into prepared pie crust.

  • Prepare a topping by crumbling together the remaining sugar, flour and vegan margarine, mixing until crumbly. You may need to add a little more or less flour. Sprinkle over the top of the pie.

  • Bake for ten minutes, then reduce the heat to 325, and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes, until crumb topping is lightly browned and the pears are soft.

  • Pie will be very hot, so allow to cool before serving.

  • Pair this pie (Nice pun!) with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. Perfection!

  • Makes 8 slices of pie.