26 August 2011

Friday Replay: Crustless Cranberry Pie

Friday Replay is where I get a chance to replay some of the posts that I wrote back when the only people reading were my mother and husband. So many of them mean a lot to me, and show my heart a bit more, so much so that I want to share them with the many readers I'm blessed to have now!

Crustless Cranberry Pie

This month marked the beginning of cranberry season. This is, perhaps, one of my favorite food seasons, with fresh peanuts, avocados, and nectarines following close behind. Cranberry season always starts this way...

Me (answers phone): Hello?
Mom: Hey sweetie! Guess what time it is!!!
Me: (waits in suspense)
Mom: Cranberry time!

From that moment on we start plotting weekend bake-isodes, calling each other frequently to talk about the latest muffins, breads, or cobblers to leave our ovens. Truly the best time of year. One great things about this season is that, unlike some other fruits, these fresh little beauties can be bagged up, placed in the freezer and used year-round. Enjoy my favorite cranberry recipe here:

Crustless Cranberry Pie

3/4 cup melted unsalted butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 lg eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup sifted whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1 cup finely chopped pecans

1) Preheat oven to 375. Grease 8" pie plate or 9" square cake pan.

2) Beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until thick and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Fold in flour with spatula. Fold in cranberries, pecans and spread evenly into pan.

3) Bake 45 minutes or until tester comes out clean.

Serve hot or cold. Bon appetit!
Question of the Day:
What's your favorite fall food?
P.S. So sorry, friends, for all the radio silence. I'm still around, and I'll be following up on all your blogs really soon...it's been a bit of an insane week.


  1. Fave Fall Foods: chili, apple/Caramel desserts, apple cider, sweet potato casseroles or cupcakes. Is Thanksgiving considered fall food? Because that's a favorite too. I do love fall!!

    Hope your weekend is better than the insane week!

  2. Yummm :)This looks lovely! I think picking a favorite fall food is way too hard... kind of like picking a favorite kid (or kitty, as the case may be!) Amy Grace has a great list-- I agree with everything she said :) I'm also getting excited about pumpkin-y treats! 'Tis (almost) the season -- and I can't wait!

    Hope you get a chance to relax & renew this weekend after your crazy week <3

  3. Sounds ace but that is a lot of sugar.

  4. a crustless pie? i mUST try. my fave fall food is pumpkin: pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes..ahhhh

  5. i have a recipe that looks similar except it's a cake. you can't fool me, girlfriend...ha!

  6. Haha your mom is so cute. This looks delicious!

  7. And printing :). I am loving all the new recipes the blogopshere blesses me with!

  8. yum, i'm going to eat my mixed-berry-terrible-for-me-from-the-grocery-store-muffin right now!

  9. Haha, ya'll are too cute! This looks great. Ok, if I can get my hands on some cranberries over here, I might just have to try!

  10. Thanks for the replay recipe. :)

    Looks delicious.

    P.S. I've awarded you the versatile blogger award. :)

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  11. Sounds so tasty! Hmm, my favourite fall food...Hot donuts from the fair :-)

  12. this pay looks so so delicious!!


  13. This is a perfect fall dessert!

  14. This sounds really good! Perfect for fall and with a big cup of coffee :)

  15. Love the comradeship between you and your mum!