This is my favorite recipe to make for the holidays. It tastes too good to be this easy. Don't make your own dough? Just use dough mix or refrigerated crusts--it tastes just as delicious. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Make piecrust dough, substituting orange juice for ice water; allow to chill at least 45 minutes before rolling.

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • In a large bowl, stir together cherry pie filling, cranberry sauce, golden raisins, cornstarch, and ginger.

  • Divide dough into two unequal pieces, about 55 %/45 %. Roll larger piece to 1 1/2 inches larger than a 9-inch pie pan. Place crust in pie plate leaving one inch overhang, and brush with egg white. Spoon filling into pie crust.

  • Roll second crust to 12-inch round. Cut into 14 strips to make a lattice top. Moisten edge of bottom crust with water. Place 7 strips across pie; do not seal ends. Fold every other strip back halfway from center. Place center cross strip on pie and replace folded part of strips. Now fold back alternate strips. Place second cross strip in place. Repeat to weave cross strips into lattice. Seal ends. Turn bottom crust edge up over ends of strips, and pinch to seal. Make high fluted edge. Brush pastry with milk, and sprinkle lightly with sugar.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake an additional 35 minutes, or until filling begins to bubble and crust is golden brown. (Cover crust edges with foil if they're getting too brown.) Cool pie on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

469 calories; 16.9 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 290 mg sodium. 76.6 g carbohydrates; 3.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2007
I've made this every year since I first saw it in 1999 and every year it gets raves. This has to be one of the easiest recipes out there yet it looks and tastes like you've put a ton of effort into it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/30/2008
It was very easy to make but didn't suit my tastes; mostly due to the texture. The texture of the whole pie ended up like the whole cranberry sauce but I prefer it smooth like the cherry pie filling. Maybe it was the brand of cranberry sauce I used? Read More
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36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2007
I've made this every year since I first saw it in 1999 and every year it gets raves. This has to be one of the easiest recipes out there yet it looks and tastes like you've put a ton of effort into it. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2007
I've made this every year since I first saw it in 1999 and every year it gets raves. This has to be one of the easiest recipes out there yet it looks and tastes like you've put a ton of effort into it. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2003
I've never made this version but have been making one like it for years. The cranberry and cherry together are wonderful. I do not use raisins. I use cinnamon for the spice tapioca for the flour and a squirt of lemon juice. I just make regular pie crust lattice or otherwise. This pie is wonderful and always a big hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2010
Gave it a 5 for taste alone. A little bit runny but I guess a lot of pies are. Superb taste. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/30/2008
It was very easy to make but didn't suit my tastes; mostly due to the texture. The texture of the whole pie ended up like the whole cranberry sauce but I prefer it smooth like the cherry pie filling. Maybe it was the brand of cranberry sauce I used? Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2007
This recipe turned out great! I made no changes just followed the recipe to the letter. It was such a hit at Thanksgiving at my boyfrinend's house that I took it to mine for Christmas too! A great alternative to your normal holiday pies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2010
So easy got lots of compliments on this dessert. I used frozen pie dough (thawed out one shell to make the lattice pattern). Since I used frozen I added the orange flavor by basting the bottom side of the lattice strips with orange juice (top still used the milk and sprinkled sugar). Great easy dessert that's beautiful Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2002
This pie turned out great! The combination of cherries and cranberries was perfect for Thanksgiving. The lattice on the first one I made didn't get done as well as I would have liked because I was anxious and kept opening the oven. The second time I was more patient and the pie was beautiful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2006
I make this every year for the holidays it looks and tastes impressive but doesn't require a lot of effort. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2004
I made this for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit. The tartness of the cranberries counteracted the sweetness of the cherries it was great. I omitted the ginger and the raisins and I threw in a splash of orange juice with a small bit of zest....excellent. Read More
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