Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving & Super-simple Cranberry Pie

Just like the rest of you, I am busy getting ready for the best holiday of the year - THANKSGIVING! I just came from the grocery store for a few last minute items and it was an absolute zoo in there. I love it. :) Hustle. Bustle. All of that makes me happy.

My mom is a wonderful person and she insists that we don't bring anything to my family's very intimate, little Thanksgiving party. She would rather work for a few days and make everything herself so we can just relax and enjoy ourselves. Moms are the best. But - I can't show up empty-handed, so I will be bringing this very simple and very yummy Cranberry Pie. If you are not sure what to bring, this is always a hit - especially if you like the tartness of cranberries. 

Cranberry Pie - photo credit to
I hope you all have happy, wonderful, heart-warming and safe holidays with your friends and families. I am thankful for you all. I am thankful for a year that was full of new experiences, challenges and growth. I am thankful for my health and the health of my family. I am thankful for my job and all the people I get to know throughout the school year. I am thankful for my little pup who makes me endlessly happy. I am thankful for lots and lots. Happy Thanksgiving!

Cranberry Pie
1 1/2 C  fresh Cranberries
1/4 C Brown Sugar
3/4 C chopped Pecans or Walnuts (or mix!)
1 Egg
1/2 C Sugar
1/2 C Flour
1/3 C Butter or Margarine, melted
*You can use a pre-made pie crust if you want it to be more traditionally pie-like, but I usually put it all straight into a pie pan.
Preheat oven to 325.  Grease a 9" pie pan.  Layer cranberries on bottom of pie plate.  Sprinkle with brown sugar and nuts.  Beat egg in a medium mixing bowl until thick.  Gradually add sugar, beating until thoroughly blended.  Stir in flour and melted butter.  Blend well.  Pour mixture over cranberries.  Bake 45 minutes.
That's it.  So easy and soooo good! 


1 comment:

  1. Looks and sounds amazing!

    Just followed you on Twitter. I love your blog!

    Paul :)