Dec 26, 2008

Ambrosia's Holiday 'Humble' Pie (includes recipe)

I always say "holiday" to cover them all, seeing how for some people, their holiday is Hannakuh (did I spell that right?) or Yule, on and so forth. In any event, it wasn't relaxing the whole time (lots of cooking and hyper kids), but it was good! Though it took some discipline to not work today, I enjoyed the time I spent with my family.

I'm seeing a pattern emerging here, when I work so much that I'm becoming addicted to it and have to "make" myself not work on a holiday. That's pretty bad, maybe I should take more time off, LOL. I certainly hope everybody else's holidays went off without a hitch and that they were able to relax more than I did, lol.

My share of the cooking meant that I made my green bean and sweet potato casseroles. I know these may seem 'blah' to those whose families have made them for years, but my family didn't so these dishes are wonderful to me. Besides, I always embellish anything I make, so they certainly don't taste 'bleh'.

I also made a pie I thought I'd made up the recipe to...LMAO! What a fool I am to think I've made up any recipe...pretty much every combination of every food has already been (at least) attempted. When I went to AllRecipes to see what would go good with cranberries and walnuts, I found a ton of these pies on there! Anyway, I found the ingredient combos I thought would work for me and made my own recipe from them. It turned out so good, that I'm posting it here. I didn't have any vanilla ice cream, but this would go great ala mode!

1 can, cranberries (whole berries)
1/2 C. of crushed walnuts (more if you like)
1/4 C. brown sugar
1/3 C. melted butter
1 t. vanilla (+/-)

Mix up and smooth into pie shell. I usually make my own crust (ask anyone who's ever tried my apple pies), but to save on time since I'm always running low these days, I went with Pillsbury Refrigerated. Bake at 350 for approx. 45 min.

NOTE: though it turned out great, the crust was a bit on the thin side for my taste and the filling didn't really fill the pie shell much more than half (I had run out of ingredient, so I couldn't make more than that). If you like thicker crust or heftier filling (possibly a deep dish pie), I'd recommend doubling up this recipe and the crust too!


  1. What a delicious holiday recipe!
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