Cranberry Pie with Lattice Crust Recipe

The real pièce de résistance on your table! Watch how to create a lattice crust here step-by-step! 

Recipe by: Thando Manyoni
Serves: 8-12
Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes


For crust: 

  • ¾ cup icing sugar 
  • 1 ¾ cups flour 
  • Pinch of salt 
  • ½ cup butter, room temp + 1 tbsp
  • 1 egg

For filling: 

  • 3 cups frozen cranberries 
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar 
  • 3 cups frozen cherries 
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence 
  • ½ cherry jam 
  • Zest of an orange 
  • 1 egg 

How To Make Cranberry Pie with Lattice Crust

  1. In a large bowl, lightly cream the butter with a wooden spoon. Add the icing sugar and mix until incorporated
  2. Add the egg and mix through. Gradually mix in the flour and salt. 
  3. Turn the dough onto a surface and gently knead until it all comes together, careful not to over work 
  4. Wrap with cling wrap and chill for 1 hour
  5. In the meantime, make the filling; in a saucepan over medium heat combine the cranberries with the sugar. 
  6. Cook the cranberries until most of them have burn but not completely mushy. 
  7. Pour the cooked cranberries int a large bowl, add the cherries, vanilla essence, salt, flour, and cherry jam. Mix until incorporated. 
  8. Preheat the oven to 180C and prepare a pie dish with baking spray 
  9. Divide the dough ball into two.
  10. Dust your work surface with flour and roll out the dough to 8mm thickness, adding more flour to the surface as needed if the dough sticks 
  11. Transfer the dough into a prepared pie and press into the corners, trim any access dough. Prick the pie crust with a fork and place in the freezer for 20 minutes. 
  12. Cut a circle of parchment paper slightly smaller than the pie, place the paper on the pie, add baking weights and blind bake for 15 minutes. 
  13. Remove the blind baking additions and add the filling. 
  14. Roll the second dough ball out into a circle big enough so it reaches the edges of the pie pan and cut into 2cm strips. 
  15. Weave the threads over and under each other, draping over the edges. Watch our how-to video here! Cut any excess dough and pinch the edges together 
  16. In a small bowl, whisk one egg and brush over the pie. 
  17. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the crust is golden