Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Cranberry Apple Pie

Fun Facts to Know & Tell:
I have never tried Pumpkin Pie.


Whenever I mention that at a holiday dinner, someone inevitably takes the fork that was recently inside their mouth and pokes it at me, hoping I'll try a bite. I don't like, or dislike, Pumpkin Pie.

I simple prefer pretty little cranberries to messy orange pumpkins, filled with slimey junk and ghostly white seeds. Once you try my pie, you will, too.

Cranberry Apple Pie
  • 1.25 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh, lovely, cranberries
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 5 sliced Granny Smith apples
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 Pillsbury pie shell (Don't bother making your own. Face it. They're better at this than we are.)
Luscious Topping
1 cup crushed Graham Crackers
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter

Create the Masterpiece:
  • In a saucepan, mix together sugar, 1/4 cup flour, and salt.
  • Stir in cranberries and maple syrup.
  • Cook over high heat, stirring, until mixture comes to a boil.
  • Cover and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in apples and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add walnuts.
  • Pour apple mixture into pie shell; set aside.
  • Mix up Luscious Topping sprinkle over the pie filling.
  • Bake 30 minutes @ 375 degrees.
Serving Suggestion:
Cut yourself a big slice and wait for an idiot Pumpkin Pie fan to say something derogatory. Then slowly remove the fork from your mouth, scoop up a sample size piece from your plate and ask them to try a bite, germs and all. It's only fair.

2 comments:

janemngardener said...

Love it-Happy Thanksgiving.

eleKtrofly said...

that sounds delightful!

i made a honey-butternut squash pie that you may have liked better...