Cranberry Pie Bites (or How To Use Up Leftover Cranberry Sauce)

Tired of the holidays yet? Me neither! Tired of leftovers? Um, yeah – I think I’m ready to move on from all the holiday eats, but first I want to share these cranberry pie bites with you…

Cranberry Pie Bites

You see, these are made with leftover cranberry sauce from our Christmas dinner. I don’t know how I’ve gone this long without making these – it never occurred to me that the same cranberry sauce we serve with our turkey can be baked up in pie form. How did I not figure this out sooner?

On Christmas my mom and I made the cranberry sauce using the recipe on the back of the cranberry package – I think we doctored it up a bit with citrus and a few other things, but it’s all a little hazy thanks to the mimosas we drank while cooking up dinner. We all enjoyed the sauce on our turkey and then a couple days later I made these cute little cranberry pie bites. They’re so simple you don’t need a recipe – Here’s how you make them!

How to Make Cranberry Pie Bites

  • Cut out 3 1/2 inch pie dough rounds – I used premade pie dough.
  • Brush the edges with egg wash
  • Spoon about 1 teaspoon of cranberry sauce on the dough (just off from the center),
  • Fold one side of the dough over, press the seams together, and crimp the edges with a fork.
  • Brush the tops with more egg wash, cut little steam vents in the top of each one, and dust the tops with some granulated sugar.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes. That’s it!

I love the tartness of the cranberries and the little bit of red that peeks through the crust. I also love that they’re mini-sized – it’s all the best things about pie in one or two bites. Although, we ate all of these so it was sort of like we shared one big pie, but somehow it doesn’t seem as bad. Miniature food is good like that.

More Easy Dessert Recipes

Molten Chocolate Mug Cake

Cranberry-Apple Crisp

Chocolate Chip Brownies


    1. No cranberries in Italy is a sad thing! I guess getting to live in Italy makes up for it 🙂 Happy New Year to you, too!

  1. Oh my goodness, these look absolutely delicious! I’m all out of cranberries now, but will definitely have to try these. Visiting from Sits Saturday sharefest and following your other SM places, too. (Not a stalker, I promise!)

  2. Wow! These look amazing! I love fruit pies especially with a beautiful tart fruit like cranberries! I have to give these a try 🙂

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