Happy Sunday night dinner everyone! Today was a great one because it involved a holiday tree lighting before dinner! We bundled up and braved the cold for a horse drawn hay ride, hot chocolate, Christmas lights and an all around good time. Here is a picture of Jess and I at the tree lighting.
When we returned home we had a hot turkey soup waiting for us in on the stove. Yum!
As delishous as the soup was I want to talk about dessert.
I had exactly 2 cups of fresh cranberries left from share box #1 so I thought it was finally time to try my hand at a cranberry apple pie. I have made tons of different flavored pies, but strangely I have never worked with cranberries in a pie. Cranberries are so festive both in color and with their punch of sweet/tart flavor, I love them, so lets hope this is a winner.
- 2 cups of cranberries
- 4 heaping cups of apples (about 5 medium apples)
- 1 teaspoon of pie spice
- 1/2 cup of white sugar
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 egg
- 1 splash of milk
- fresh nutmeg
- pie crust of your liking, it comes to about 1 1/2 batches of pie dough
Measure out 2 cups of clean, fresh cranberries. Peel, core, and slice your apples.
Mix together your pie spice, white and brown sugar, and flour in a large bowl.
Pour in the apples and cranberries and gently toss them with the dry ingredients, be sure to coat all of the apples and cranberries.
Form your bottom crust in the pie pan (mine isn’t really a pie pan, but this is what I could put my hands on today). Gently pour your fruit into the crust, it will be heaping up in the center.
Using your remaining dough it’s nice to pretty up your pie, it is the holiday season after all. I chose a simple star cookie cutter and covered the top of the pie with star shape pie dough cut outs.
Mix together the egg and the milk in a small dish for a simple egg wash.
Mix it together well and apply a thin layer to your stars (or whatever shape you choose) and grate a tiny amount of fresh nutmeg to the tops of the cutouts.
It’s time to put this pie in the oven. Into a preheated 375 degree oven it goes for about 45 minutes.
Sweet, tart and very holiday. Sweet dreams everyone!