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 1/4 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.)
- 1 cup crushed Graham Crackers
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 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.
- Stir in apples, simmer for 5 minutes.
- Pour apple mixture into pie shell; sprinkle in the walnuts. Sprinkle on the Luscious Topping.
- Bake 30 minutes @ 375 (F) degrees.
Cut yourself a big slice and wait for a Pumpkin Pie lover 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.