Cranberry and Pineapple Pie:
A Fruity Holiday Treat

Cranberry Pineapple Pie

This is a delicious cranberry and pineapple pie, but don't just take my word for it.

This treat is something I look forward to. It's decadent. Fair warning! It's sweet, yet tart. One slice is never enough.

It's my all-time favorite holiday dessert pie!


  • 1 cup whole cranberry sauce (or 1/2 cup dehydrated cranberries re-hydrated)
  • 1 eight-oz. can crushed unsweetened pineapple, drained
  • 1 three-oz. pkg raspberry-flavor gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 9" graham cracker crust 
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows 
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup of whipped heavy-whipping cream

Here's How to Make
Cranberry and Pineapple Pie:

  1. Get a glass bowl and dissolve the raspberry gelatin in a cup of boiling water. Stir in the cranberry sauce. (Re-hydrate the cranberries first until they are plump if you're using your dehydrated cranberries) and then add the drained pineapple.
  2. Put this in the fridge to set.
  3. In a heavy pan, combine the condensed milk, and mini marshmallows and stir over low to medium heat until the marshmallows have melted.
  4. Take off the heat and add the vanilla.
  5. Put into a large bowl, cover it, and let it stand until cooled to room temperature.
  6. Whisk in a third of the whipped cream until smooth. Keep at it until it's smooth! Then fold in the remaining cream and spread over the cranberry-pineapple-raspberry gelatin mix in the pie crust.
  7. Refrigerate the pie until it's set.

Yes, it's worth the work—and let me tell you—the end result is so worth it! This is an amazing cranberry and pineapple pie for any occasion, really!

My mom wants you to know that credit for this recipe goes to Eddie Stott of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee—Thanks!

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Mom and Eddie's Cranberry Pineapple Pie

NOTE: This is my favorite holiday dessert pie, though we don't save it just for holidays anymore! :-)

My mom always makes this pie at Christmas time though. I love the sweetness of the pineapple and the condensed milk, followed by the tartness of the cranberries! She says it takes a little time to prepare, but it's worth it. It is simply delicious...

Add the creaminess of the topping—the marshmallow, milk, and cream—heavenly!

How Do You Grow Pineapples and
How Long Does It Take to Grow?

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Pineapples are grown in tropical climates.

The plants need full sun and well-drained soil.

It takes about 18 months to grow a pineapple.

To me, they're worth the wait.

Sometimes, when you realize just how long you've had to wait for something, you realize the price you pay is a fair price.

How Do You Grow Cranberries?

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Cranberries are a type of fruit that is grown in wet, acidic soil.

Cranberry plants need full sun and moist soil to grow well. Watering cranberry plants regularly is important, as they will not tolerate drought conditions.

They are typically harvested in the fall after the fruits have turned red.

Where are Commercial Cranberries Farmed?

Here are some of the major areas where cranberries are commercially farmed:

  • Massachusetts - This is one of the top producers of cranberries in the world. The Cape Cod region has an ideal climate and terrain for cranberry bogs.
  • Wisconsin - Wisconsin is another major hub of cranberry production in the U.S., particularly in the central and northern regions of the state.
  • New Jersey - New Jersey has long been a leader in cranberry cultivation, with large operations in the Pine Barrens area.
  • Oregon - The Pacific Northwest, including coastal regions of Oregon, has significant commercial cranberry farms.
  • Washington - Washington state also produces sizable cranberry crops, benefiting from its moist climate.
  • Quebec - In Canada, Quebec is by far the largest producer with massive cranberry bogs.
  • Chile - For the production of cranberries in the Southern Hemisphere, Chile has developed into a major growing region.

Other significant cranberry farming areas include British Columbia in Canada, northeastern U.S. states like New York and Maine, and some European countries like Germany.

However, the highest commercial volumes come from the cool, wet climates of the major cranberry-growing regions mentioned above.

What are the Different Types of Cranberries?

There are several different types of cranberries that you can grow. Some of the most popular varieties include:

American Cranberry: The American cranberry is the most common type of cranberry grown in the United States. This variety has a tart flavor and is often used in pies or sauces.

Northern Cranberry: The northern cranberry is a variety that is native to Canada. This type of cranberry has a sweet flavor and is often used in desserts or as a garnish.

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