Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday is PIE DAY!

PIE DAY returns!
Today's pie was inspired by one of my favorite cookies.
Naturally, cranberries are involved.
White chocolate, on the other hand, is an ingredient that I rarely use.
In this recipe, it's sweetness is toned down with cranberries and walnuts.

I love the cookies so much (and so does everyone that tries them),
that it just seemed logical to make a pie with the same combo.

I can't think of a good name for this pie yet....that is usually S's department-he's a whiz with clever names.
If you have any suggestions, let me know.

For now............I'll just tell it like it is.
Cranberry White Chocolate Walnut Pie

single 9" pie crust

1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
3 eggs
1 T orange juice
3 T flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup fresh cranberries
1/3 cup white chocolate chunks

-beat sugar, maple syrup, and eggs together until well combined and frothy
-stir in orange juice
-mix in flour, walnuts, cranberries and chocolate chunks
-pour into prepared pie crust
-bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour

I couldn't wait any longer, so I cut a slice while the pie was still way to warm. MMMMMmmmmm......
it was gooey and tart and sweet and crunchy and warm, and made me forget all about those below zero temps outside. I'm anxious to try another bite or two once it has cooled and set a bit more, as I think the flavors will become even more distinct. Yep. It's a keeper.


  1. Ooh, nice one! I made white chocolate cranberry cookies every Christmas. It's the only time I use white chocolate.

    What is it that Starbucks calls their treats? Cranberry Bliss bars? Maybe a twist on that. Cranberry Joy? Cranberry Dream?

  2. Yum my are amazingly clever! xoxoxo Happy Weekend.

    It looks so nice.
    It's a shame I can't taste it.
    My daughter(12) is going to make you're recipe.
    Thanks for sharing. Dutch greetings:
    with heart&soul from Sil.

  4. Cranberry Dream Pie has a nice ring, Marisa!

    Sil.....sounds like you'll be tasting it soon!
    Happy that it's inspired your daughter to make it....thanks for the sweet greetings:)

    xoxo Christine

  5. Hi. I just found your blog and made this pie yesterday. I thought it would maybe taste to much like maple syrup but it didn't. My husband really likes it. Now I'm looking forward to next friday's pie recipe! THANKS.