First, I gave this pie a five-star rating because the filling was so delicious, but I will say straight out that I used my own crust and meringue recipes. I stuck to my favorites because that's what I know. I made two pies, one that firmed up beautifully and one that was absolute soup. The only difference that I am aware of is that I cooked the cranberries down longer the first time, and most likely reduced some of the liquid. The second pie was a bit rushed, so I did not let the cranberries break down as much, or any of the liquid reduce, and I believe this is why my filling did not set completely. It was still absolutely delicious, and both myself and my company enjoyed it, but it certainly would not have won any beauty contests- haha! I love the contrast of the sweet-tart filling and the fluffy meringue. Absolutely delicious!
Best Thing I Ever Made for Thanksgiving I LOVE this pie: easy, pretty, each component stand-alone good, but all together they are GREAT! Five Stars all the way. Pros: Easy, LOVE, love, LOVE the crust...will use again & again Cons: Mashing the cransberries thru a sieve was tedious but not time consuming