Walnut And Cranberry Pie: Christmas Cracked!!

Recipe and image courtesy of California Walnuts.

Walnut And Cranberry Pie: Christmas Cracked Festive Recipes From California Walnuts. Hello friends. Happy Sunday. So do you fancy making this walnut and cranberry pie? Because I do!

Updated Post. First published here 5th November 2019.

Walnut And Cranberry Pie: Christmas Cracked!!

How To Make A Walnut And Cranberry Pie:

Prep: 20 minutes plus chilling

Cook: 45 minutes

Serves 8-10

You Will Need:

For The Pastry:

25g Walnut Halves

150g plain flour

1 tbsp icing sugar (10g)

75g butter, diced

For The Filling:

150g light brown muscovado sugar

50g butter, softened

3 medium eggs

1 tsp vanilla essence

100ml maple syrup

50ml single cream

150g Walnut Halves

75g dried cranberries


1.) Firstly, preheat the oven to 200oC, gas mark 6.

2.) To make the pastry, place the walnuts in a food processor and finely chop. Add the flour and icing sugar and pulse to blend together.  Add the butter and mix to give a breadcrumb texture, add 2-3 tbsp cold water and mix to give a soft dough. Wrap in clingfilm and chill for 15 minutes.

3.) Roll the pastry out on a floured surface and line a 23cm fluted flan tin.  Prick the base with a fork and chill for 10 minutes.  Place on a baking tray, line the pastry case with foil and add baking beans.  Bake for 10 minutes, remove the beans and foil and cook for a further 5 minutes.

4.) Meanwhile, to make the filling, whisk together the sugar and butter until blended. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time then whisk in the vanilla, maple syrup and cream.

5.) Roughly chop 100g of the walnuts and add to the filling with the cranberries.  Pour into the pastry case and scatter over the remaining walnuts. Bake for 10 minutes then reduce the oven temperature to 180oC, gas mark 4 and bake for a further 20 minutes until just set.  Allow to cool slightly before removing from the tin.

Cooks Tips:

Also great served warm with ice cream or cream.

Try using golden syrup instead of maple syrup.

Walnut And Cranberry Pie: Christmas Cracked!!

Walnut And Cranberry Pie: Christmas Cracked!!

So what do you think about this Walnut And Cranberry Pie? So tasty, indeed. Do you fancy making one?

Especially great served up at any small family parties you might be planning this Christmas.

Recipe and image courtesy of California Walnuts.

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Walnut And Cranberry Pie: Christmas Cracked!!

Finally, lovelies; I so hope you like this post?

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Walnut And Cranberry Pie: Christmas Cracked!!
Claire Justine
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  1. Heather
    5th November 2019 / 11:46 am

    This looks so good!

  2. Ellibelle
    6th November 2019 / 3:01 pm

    That pie looks delicious! I love anything with walnuts and may have to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 11th December 2019 / 8:55 am

    I love pie and I adore walnuts, this recipe looks incredible x x #BloggersClubUK

  4. 11th December 2019 / 3:40 pm

    Sounds delicious, I love the combination of cranberries and walnuts. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at the Creative Muster Link Party. Looking forward to seeing what you share next week! Pinned

    Merry Christmas
    Robin | Fluster Buster

    • 21st April 2020 / 7:51 pm

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Robin 🙂

  5. angie
    13th December 2019 / 7:45 pm

    sounds amazing with so many of the great taste of Christmas built in thanks for sharing come see us.

  6. 16th December 2019 / 3:44 pm

    Claire, this looks delicious! I love the walnut and cranberry combination, so perfect for the holidays. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Pinning!

    • 21st April 2020 / 7:51 pm

      Thanks for hosting and hopping by April 🙂

  7. 17th December 2019 / 11:46 pm

    That looks delicious. Thanks for sharing at Keep In Touch.

  8. 31st December 2019 / 2:54 pm

    I’m not a big fan of walnuts or cranberries to be honest, but this sounds like a good Christmas pie to serve to others
    P.S. Thanks for linking up to #ChristmasCorner

  9. 27th November 2020 / 1:44 pm

    YUM, looks good! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my party #AThemedLinkup 35 for Christmas Recipes, open until December 7 at 12:05 am. Shared on social media.

  10. 29th November 2020 / 9:49 pm

    well that looks super delicious! Can never go wrong with pie and I like the cranberry in there too. Hope you will link up for meatless Monday tomorrow too

  11. 30th November 2020 / 8:25 am

    This looks delicious, I will definately try it! 🙂

  12. 30th November 2020 / 2:18 pm

    This looks amazing!

  13. 4th December 2020 / 7:17 pm

    I have never seen a walnut pie – but I want to try it!! Pinned – Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you this Sunday at the party.

  14. 6th December 2020 / 3:33 pm

    Delicious as always Claire!
    Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy.
    Congrats for being one of our Featured Guests this week! #464

    • 6th December 2020 / 5:02 pm

      Oh wow, thanks so much for the feature 🙂

  15. Treat and Trick
    7th December 2020 / 10:44 am

    This looks amazing. definitely bring joy on Christmas table….

  16. 7th December 2020 / 3:52 pm

    CONGRATS! Your post is FEATURED at #AThemedLinkup 36 for Christmas Crafts and Decor from my previous linkup for Christmas Recipes, open until December 17 at 12:05 am.

    • 7th December 2020 / 6:45 pm

      Thanks so much for the feature, Dee 🙂

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