Thursday, October 27, 2011

I invented a pie!

No, I didn't have time to do it but I saw bonino mauro plums at the grocery store.

I also grabbed a bag of cranberries.

Used a ridiculous amount of butter.

Washed, chopped, sliced, blended, baked.

Carly's Plum-Cranberry Pie
3 cups plums, pitted and sliced (approx 1/2 lb)
1 cup cranberries, halved
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/2 flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper (trust me)

3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup packed golden brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4-1/3 cup butter (1/4 cup melted gives you a crunchier streusel, 1/3 cup cold and cut into dry ingredients is crumblier but more butter than you need considering the amount in the crust)

I use Martha's Perfect Pie Crust recipe.  It makes enough for a two-crust pie so there is currently a half-batch in the fridge in case I get pie-crazy again...  This crust is so good; it's a little heavier than those made with lard or shortening but the taste and texture make up for it.

1 egg, beaten

Make your crust and chill an hour or so.  Roll out and put in pie pan.  Fancify your edge.  I know some prefer to just fork around it, but I like to flute it.  Brush inside and edge with egg.


  1. Yum! I definitely need to make a pie soon... too yummy not to!

  2. Ooooh... that looks fantastic. Baked plums are surprisingly yummy.

  3. In other news, I haven't yet figured out how to add your blog's RSS so it shows up in my email. But I assume I will eventually. We should do lunch sometime :)

  4. Ooh, save me a slice. I'll be right over! :D

  5. Okay that pie looks AMAZING!!! I haven't made a pie yet but it's seriously high on my radar. Plum/cranberry sounds interesting!!!


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