Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tasty Tuesday


           Just 2 weeks until Christmas, time to plan and prepare! My traditional Christmas pie is a family favorite and this year the cranberries have been kinda high but I did manage to grab a few bags that were marked down after Thanksgiving, stored in the freezer for the big day! I'm sharing my recipe with you, as a gift for being so patient with my posts, I've been working more, which is always good! Enjoy!

Christmas Pie


Pastry for 2 crust pie
3 c. fresh cranberries
2 Tbsp. flour
2. c. sugar
2/3 c. water
1 c. raisins
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
2 Tbsp. butter
Remove stems from cranberries and wash well. Combine flour and sugar to a saucepan. Stir in cranberries, water, raisins and lemon peel. Cover and cook till cranberries start to pop. Remove from heat and add butter. Cool to lukewarm. Pour filling into prepared pie shell and top with top crust. Bake in a 425 oven for 40-50 min. or till juices start to bubble or crust turns brown. Cool. 

      Have you ever iced a pie? This works best with apple pie but any two crust pie will do, cream cheese frosting tastes the best too, just spread a thin layer on top of a warm pie and allow to stand till frosting sets a little. Just make sure your pie isn't too warm. I tried this for fun many years ago on a apple pie, it was the best pie I ever made and now a favorite of mine! Enjoy! 

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