15 November 2020

Cranberry Pie, Vintage Recipe

“Stuffing Face” courtesy South Wood County (Milwaukee) Historical Museum. Colorization by playback.fm

Thanksgiving is coming up and maybe you want to try something a little different this year.

Take some inspiration from 1931 and try making this easy cranberry pie. I made it a few years ago and I think it turned out pretty well, especially considering that I am a terrible baker.

This recipe appeared in Louise Bennett Weaver’s (1889-1949) syndicated newspaper column “Helping the Homemaker” which was printed in 1920s and 1930s. Louise was the Home editor for the Associated Press Feature Service; in SLC her column appeared in the Salt Lake Telegram.

Cranberry Pie Recipe:

4 cups cranberries
2 cups sugar
2 Tablespoon flour
1-4 teaspoon salt
1-2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 Tablespoon water
3 Tablespoon butter

Carefully look over berries. Add sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon. Pour into an unbaked crust fitted into a deep pie pan. Add water and dot with butter. Cover criss-cross fashion with one-third inch strips of unbaked pastry. Bake in moderate oven 35 minutes. This popular pie should be served on the day it is baked.

Source of recipe: SL Telegram 1931-11-27

Cranberry Pie Recipe, from SL Telegram 1931-11-27

Louise Bennett Weaver, from The Journal (Logan UT) 1928-08-14

My cranberry pie

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