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This crustless pie is a simple farm recipe that starts with the most basic of staples: flour, sugar, butter and eggs. It’s perfect for the holidays since it may be made a day or two ahead and kept in a cool place until needed; besides, it’s very moist and easier to slice when cool.
The recipe also works well with dried cranberries, blueberries or pitted sour cherries. It can be baked in an 8-inch pie plate and cut in thin wedges, or in a 9-inch square cake pan and served in thick slices, or in a rectangular pan, as shown, and spooned out. Dust a little confectioners’ sugar on top if you like.
1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease 8-inch glass pie plate or 9-inch square cake pan.
2. Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until thick and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Fold in flour by hand. Fold in cranberries and pecans. Pour into prepared pan, and spread evenly.
3. Bake 45 minutes, or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Serve hot or cold.
- Serving Size Serves 12
- Calories 340
- Carbohydrate Content 37 g
- Cholesterol Content 85 mg
- Fat Content 20 g
- Fiber Content 3 g
- Protein Content 4 g
- Saturated Fat Content 8 g
- Sodium Content 95 mg
- Sugar Content 27 g
- Trans Fat Content 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g