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Cranberry Honey Pecan Pie

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It is delicious served with vanilla ice cream or whipped heavy cream as a topping.

Ingredients

2 cups cranberries, fresh or frozen
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
1 pie shell (9 inches) with fluted rim, prepared (baked)
Pecan topping:
1/2 cup honey
3 tablespoons butter
2 cups pecan halves

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cranberries, orange juice, honey and sugar in a medium saucepan. Cook, covered, over low heat and simmer 15 minutes if using fresh berries, or 20 to 30 minutes if using frozen. Cool briefly. Puree cranberry mixture in blender, return to saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water in a cup. Stir into cranberry mixture. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Add orange extract. Cool, then pour into prepared pie shell. Spoon pecan topping evenly over cranberry mixture. For pecan topping, combine honey and butter in a medium saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is smooth. Add pecan halves and stir until well coated. Remove from heat and spread over cranberry mixture. Bake pie for 20 minutes or until top is bubbly. Cool on wire rack. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Ron Fischer, Orion




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