Friday, December 24, 2010

Friday is PIE DAY!

A Christmas Pie
for a Christmas Eve PIE DAY.
It's loaded with
festive ingredients
and a taste reminiscent
of fruitcake.

Perhaps you caught sight of it in
(imagine my delight
when he asked me to
develop a Christmas pie
for his lovely publication!).
If you missed it,
here is the recipe!

Christmas Pie

2 Tablespoons flour
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1 cup candied pineapple
¼ cup dried cherries
¼ cup golden raisins
¼ cup candied citrus peel
¼ cup toasted, chopped almonds

3 eggs
¼ cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
¾ cup maple syrup
¼ cup rum
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 9” pie crust

-mix first 5 ingredients together in a large bowl
-add fruit and nuts, stir until coated
-in a small bowl, beat eggs lightly
-add brown sugar and butter, beat until creamy
-add maple syrup and rum, stir until well combined
-add egg mixture to fruit mixture, stir together
-stir in orange and lemon zest
-pour mixture into prepared pie crust
-bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes
-reduce heat to 350 degrees, and bake for additional 30 minutes
-cool on rack
-serve room temperature or chilled

All my best for a very very Merry Christmas.


  1. I made this for after christmas dinner - turned out really well! It was the perfect finish to our meal. Merry Christmas to you!

  2. oh christine, I can still taste your pie like it was yesterday, even though it was september! I long to see you and your pies again!
    Hope you had a wonderful holiday,
    xoxo, Tiffany