Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Pie

               Now, if you made my Christmas jam I hope you grabbed extra bags of berries for my traditional Christmas pie, a family favorite of ours! Rich in taste yet so simple and good and if you want to get fancy with it, ice it with a thin layer of cream cheese frosting, a trick of mine when I want a pie to really stand out! Just scoop out a few tablespoons of cream cheese frosting from a store bought tub and microwave it  till it's thin enough to drizzle over the pie and stand back! Melts in your mouth! Especially good on apple pies!

Christmas Pie aka: Cranberry Pie

Pastry for a 2 crust pie
3 c. fresh cranberries
2 Tbsp. flour
2 c. sugar
1/4 t. salt
2/3 c. boiling water
1 c. raisins
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
2 Tbsp. butter
Remove stems from berries and wash well. Combine flour, sugar and salt in saucepan. Stir in cranberries, water, raisins and lemon peel. Cover and cook till berries pop. Remove from heat and add butter. Cool to lukewarm. Pour filling into pastry lined 9" pie pan, top with crust or lattice strips. Bake in a 425 oven for 40 -50 min. or till juices bubble and crust is brown.

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