top view of vegan cranberry pie filling in a stainless steel pan with a spoon in it.

Vegan Cranberry Pie Filling Recipe

How to make cranberry pie filling that is vegan-friendly using fresh cranberries. Use it in pies, strudels, hand pies, as waffle topping and pancake topping
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 31 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 442.86kcal
Author Healing Tomato



  • 1 cup Demerara cane sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries frozen overnight


  • Take a stainless steel pan and heat it at medium heat. I used a 10″ stainless steel pan
  • Add 1 cup of Demerara Cane Sugar to the pan
    1 cup of demerara cane sugar over a stainless steel pan
  • Make sure you spread the sugar evenly so that it doesn’t clump up
    demerara cane sugar leveled in the stainless steel pan
  • Add 1 Tbsp of vegan butter
    vegan butter added to the sugar in the pan
  • When it starts to melt, mix it gently
    sugar being heated in a stainless steel pan
  • Add 1 cup of water to the sugar
    1 cup of water over the pan
  • When the sugar has melted into the water (about 5 min), add 1 Tbsp cornstarch
    1 Tbsp of Cornstarch hovering over pan
  • When that cornstarch has blended with the sugar water, add the 1tsp of cornstarch
    1 tsp of Cornstarch hovering over pan
  • Add 1 cup of frozen cranberries to the pan
    1 cup of frozen cranberries over the pan
  • Mix gently and set the heat to low.
    cranberries added to the pan
  • Let it cook on low heat for about 22-25 min or until the liquid thickens. The cranberries will also be easy to mush
    cranberry pie filling done cooking
  • Turn off heat and let it cool down completely before transferring to glass container.


- Nutrition info is approximate
- Freeze fresh cranberries overnight before using them in this recipe
*Note: The cornstarch package says that you shouldn’t add cornstarch to hot liquid. You can mix the starch in water first before adding to the pan. I prefer my method of adding it directly to hot water.
More ingredients to add to the filling:
- Cinnamon
- Nutmeg
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Orange zest


Calories: 442.86kcal