Holly Jolly Sangria Pie

Tis the season to be jolly, and you better bet this pie will knock those holly jolly socks right off! You guys won’t believe what I did to make this. So, it was Thanksgiving last week. I’m not a big drinker but have been really into sangria lately. I’m actually not really sure why, but I decided to make some. Boy was it a hit! If my family didn’t like my cooking, they at least liked the sangria. I cut up some green apples + red apples + oranges and then dumped some frozen cranberries in there and added a couple cinnamon sticks. Yum! Well we had no problem drinking it, ALL of it, but there was TONS of the fruit leftover and I just couldn’t bring myself to throw it all away #problemsofafoodie. Well, what do I do with it all?! Soaked in sangria for a couple of days, it was pretty boozy but had a great sweet taste! Long story short, I made pie! haha I mean, that’s a normal resolution, right?! I dumped all the fruit into a sauce pan, cooked it down, added some sugar and ta-da! The crust is simple and made with only 4 ingredients! Now, you don’t have to soak all your fruit in liquor prior to making this pie, but it could make for a lot more holly and jolly.

Holly Jolly Sangria Pie

Course: Dessert
Servings: 1 pie
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Total time: 45 min



  • 1 orange (sliced)
  • 2 green apples (diced)
  • 2 red apples (diced)
  • 1 bag cranberries (fresh)
  • 3-4 tbsp arrowroot starch/flour
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 1/2- 2 cups sugar (per your preference add more sugar if desired)

Pie Crust

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening/vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 12 tbsp ice water


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

  2. Cut all your fruit and add it to a sauce pan. Add the sugar and simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes stirring frequently. Let it cool while you make the crust

  3. Make your pie crust by mixing all the crust ingredients in your food processor until a dough forms. Divide the dough in half, and press half of the dough into your pie plate

  4. Pour the filling into your food processor/blender and blend until smooth

    ** NOTE: alternatively you could keep the fruit whole

  5. Use the other half of the dough to lay on top, lattice, or make a fun design! 

    ** NOTE: if making this pie gluten free, the dough isn't as easy to work with, so just be prepared for crumbling

  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes

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