Retro Food and Recipes: Cranberry Frosty Pie

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Cranberry Frosty Pie

The following recipe is from the “22 Best Fresh Cranberry Recipes” booklet produced by the Ocean Spray Cranberry Kitchen. It dates from the mid to late 1950s and is reflective of the food preparation of the time. Two things stand out as I read it. First, I would probably replace the “fresh cranberries” for garnish with dried sweetened cranberries, since fresh tend to be way too tart. Secondly, today’s cook would use a food processor, rather than a food “chopper”. All the same, this sounds like a delicious and refreshing holiday dessert. And I love the frugal note at the end about using the leftover Cranberry Orange Relish to accompany meat or to make a salad.

Cranberry Frosty Pie
1 8-inch baked pie shell, cooled
1 ½ cups Cranberry Orange Relish
1 pint softened vanilla ice cream

Fold cranberry orange relish into softened ice cream. Pour into pie shell and freeze until firm. Decorate with whipped cream and fresh cranberries.

Cranberry Orange Relish: Put through coarse blade of food chopper 4 cups (1-lb.) Ocean Spray fresh cranberries and 2 oranges (seeds removed) including rind. Stir in 2 cups sugar and chill. Makes about 2 pints. Serve remaining relish with meat or poultry or with cottage cheese for a delightful salad.

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Last updated: Dec 16, 2009
Filed under: Retro Food and Recipes Tagged with: Cranberry Christmas Dessert, Cranberry Dessert, Cranberry Pie