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How to Make an Egg-Free Fruit Cocktail Pie

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Egg-Free Fruit Cocktail Pie

Egg-Free Fruit Cocktail Pie

Most pie recipes call for eggs to bind the filling and make it more creamy. In this recipe, however, I omitted that ingredient and replaced it with cornstarch. The result was a properly thickened filling that was just as delicious.

For the pastry dough, you can buy ready-made pie crusts at the market, which is a great time-saver. When I make this pie, I often like to make my own pastry dough (see my "tips and techniques," below).

Please enjoy my recipe for a fruit pie without eggs.

ingredients for the egg-free pie

ingredients for the egg-free pie


  • 1 1/2 cups fruit cocktail, drained
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • Pie dough, store-bought or homemade


For Preparation:

  • 1 medium bowl
  • 4 small bowls
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • rolling pin

For Baking:

  • silicone mat
  • baking sheet

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

25 min

20 min

45 min

8 pies


  1. In a bowl, dissolve sugar in water. Set aside.
  2. Heat the pot and make a roux: butter and flour mixture.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture. Mix well.
  4. Add the fruit cocktail. Let it cook until the mixture becomes thick.
  5. Let the mixture cool down. Set aside.
  6. Pre-heat the oven at 200°C.
  7. Roll out dough into the desired size of the pie.
  8. Fill the middle of the rolled-out dough with pie filling.
  9. Fold and seal the dough. Repeat the process.
  10. Grease a baking pan or line it with silicone mat.
  11. Set the pies on the baking pan. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Finished Product


Tips and Techniques

  • Replace fruit cocktail with any fruits you have on hand.
  • Increase the amount of sugar if you prefer a sweeter version.
  • Control the sugar content by using an artificial sweetener such as honey or store-bought sweeteners for diabetics.
  • Use an empty bottle of wine to roll out the dough if a rolling pin is not available.
  • I like the texture of homemade pastry dough—it's soft on the inside but crunchy on the outside. The recipe I use is the same one that I use for my pigs in a blanket.

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Travel Chef (author) from Manila on October 01, 2018:

Hi Liz,

I'm glad that you appreciate it. I really want to share whatever knowledge I know that may help everybody. Thanks for your wonderful comment!

Liz Westwood from UK on October 01, 2018:

I like the useful tips that you add to your recipes. I also appreciate that the ingredients are easy to come by.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 29, 2018:

Hello Miebakagh,

You are absolutely right my friend. In addition, my suggestion may also be helpful to those who have limited ingredients stored in their pantry or refrigerator. Have a good day too!

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 29, 2018:

Hi, Dred cuan, I am not a vegetarian. But as someone who loves to make nutritious and healthy recipes, I was thinking along that line. I welcomed your suggestions. Good day.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 28, 2018:

Hi Miebakagh,

Yes, no problem with that. This recipe may also be good for vegan by simply doing some twist to the ingredient. Just replace milk with water for the filling as well as for the pie crust. It's very very easy! I hope this helps. Thank you for taking time.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 28, 2018:

Hello, Dred cuan, I took a second look at the ingredients again, and see that 2 tablespoonful milk is used. Thanks for reminding me of that. You are always welcomed with another healthy meal. I have bookmarked this article for reference. Many thanks again.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 28, 2018:

Hello Pamela,

I already did this recipe before. I must admit that I actually loved it! Regular fruits and fruit cocktails are almost the same things for me so why not use it as well to make pies. I guarantee that you will love it too! Have a nice day!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 28, 2018:

I think these pies are very clever. You make the most out of just a few ingredients. I have used fruit conktail in a cake recipe before, but I never thought of using in pies. Great recipe!

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 28, 2018:

Hi Miebakagh,

I don't this can be considered as a vegetarian or vegan diet because I used milk. I believe they don't drink cow's milk otherwise almond milk or similar milk will be used.

The only reason I came up with this recipe is that I don't have eggs at that moment. I am actually craving for pies so I decided to make the recipe even without it.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 28, 2018:

Hello, Dred cuan, I think this chop is mostly good for vegan or vegetarians. Or are you now beginning threading the paths of a vegetarian? I have a good friend here at HubPages, and I will invite him to see this. Thanks.

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