A combination of sweet and tart, this cranberry and mixed berry pie, is easy to put together, tasty, and sure to please!
We’re trying to make the best of it and do everything we can. It’s a little strange being out on the west coast this year because it doesn’t really feeeel like it’s the holidays. It’s not that cold (usually in the 50’s everyday) <– I’m not used to that, New England weather is frigid, & you have to wear 3094 layers just to walk to your mailbox, plus trudge through 8 feet of snow. It rains here though, almost daily at one point or another, so that’s a tough one to wrap my head around at Christmas. It’s weird being able to be out side in just a sweater of a sweatshirt…how do you folks in the warm weather states do it? Without the dry, 32° weather, it just doesn’t feel like the holidays…I’m so whack, right?!
Don’t’ get me wrong, I’m not complaining…I’m kind of in love with the fact that I don’t have to bundle my kids up like the Michelin man to go play outside, or worry about freezing our arses off while we’re there. It’s nice to not have all that damn snow that I always complained so much about, or those freezing temps, I don’t miss those at all. It’s just a different feeling, a different atmosphere, than what I’ve grown up in for 26 years, so it’s taking some adjusting, but I’m loving it, I really am!
I made another pie! I think I’ve made approximately 1.5 pies in my entire life, and here I went and made two in a three month period. I don’t even know. But this one is super easy, super quick, and not really all that labor intensive, unlike my favorite pie ever, <–worth it though!
The filling of this pie takes a total of about 10-15 minutes to make, and you don’t even have to stand there the entire time. You combine almost everything in a pot, let it come together, pour into your pie crust, top it, bake it, and voila! Pie! You can even totally cheat and buy a pre-made crust, I won’t tell. My mother-in-law swears on the Pillsbury pie crusts, I think I’ll have to try that out sometime.
This particular pie is filled with fresh cranberries and mixed berries, I used blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries. It’s sweet and tart, with a flaky crust. It’s so pretty and a perfect pie for the holiday season!