I'm going to post several favorite pie recipes tonight and tomorrow... my family has a tradition of making too many pies. It's a wonderful tradition.
And then we eat pie for several days for breakfast.
My mom swears it's a Pennsylvania Dutch Tradition. I don't know if this is true or not, but I'll take it.
Here's my (not so) secret problem... I fail at pie crust. I can make tart shells, scones, all sorts of delectable treats... but I fail at pie crust. So don't judge me. I buy the rolls of pie crust. *sigh* Someday, I shall master the crust. My family laughs at my failure. It's kind of a family joke.
This is a new pie recipe this year - Cranberry Pecan. I am going to attempt making them mini for customers at my retail job on Black Friday. I'll let you know how that works.
It's a very simple pie to put together. And so pretty.
Cranberry Pecan Pie
2 c fresh (or frozen) cranberries
1/2 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 chopped pecans
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c butter, melted
3/4 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pie crust
Whisk together eggs and sugar. Add melted butter, vanilla, and flour. Combine well. Pour onto the cranberry and nut layer of the pie.
|I decorated the top with some pecans and a cranberry|