Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday is PIE DAY!

Rhubarb season is gearing up in Minnesota, and I am gearing up to try new rhubarb pie recipes.
As a warm up, I used the last of my frozen rhubarb to make a pie for the weekend.
I made two of these for the game feed, but it all got slurped up before I got a bite. Ever since, I have been aching for a taste. This morning is my sweet (or tart in this case) reward. A small slice and a cup of coffee are at my side as I write this....

Cran-Apple Rhubarb Pie
recipe by me

double 9" pie crust

1 cup whole cranberries, fresh or frozen
1 cup chopped rhubarb, fresh or frozen
(if using frozen, thaw and drain well)
2 cups apples; peeled, cored and sliced
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 T flour
2 T butter
1/4 t nutmeg
1/4 t cinnamon
-combine all fruits in large bowl and mix well
-add sugar and flour, stir until combined
-spoon mixture into unbaked pie crust
-dot with pieces of butter
-sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon
-top with crust, seal, crimp, and vent
-bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes, until top is golden brown and filling is bubbling
ooooohhhhhh-This pie makes me really, really happy. The color is gorgeous, and a double whammy tart of cranberries and rhubarb is tamed just enough by the slightly sweet apples. Bring on rhubarb season-I'm ready!
Happy PIE DAY everyone.
xo Christine


  1. Happy Friday...and happy pie day...this is my kinda pie my friend...and it is so pretty!
    I love your new banner...LOVE it! Did you do it yourself...I am still looking to change my look...hugs. xoxo

  2. Yum! Love rhubarb pie.

    new design looks awesome!

  3. Koralee! Very excited about my new's my new logo designed by a super Etsy artist! I have been playing around with little changes here and there-more coming soon!

    Happy happy weekend my dear:)

  4. so pretty and pink. and i know...delicious too.

  5. Happy Pie Day!! I was just thinking of rhubarb pie, and this recipe looks so yummy!! I love your new banner!! So colorful, and pretty!! Have a lovely weekend!! xo Heather