Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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 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.)
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.
  • 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.
Serving Suggestion:
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.

1 comment:

Rose said...

This sounds and looks delicious, Kate. I'm the only one in my family who likes cranberries, however, so I'll have to wait until I'm going to a big gathering to make this. Or I could just eat it all myself:)