Did someone say, "Pecan pie?"
Why yes, the redhead did.
Actually, she screamed, "TRY MY PECAN PIE PEOPLE!"
I'm back today to share one of our Thanksgiving traditions.
Cranberry Pecan Pie.
Just look how pretty the cranberries look on the pie...
They kind of remind me of hollies, or red Christmas bulbs.
Just so beautiful when baked in with the gorgeous pecans.
It's like they were meant to be together.
About 10 years ago I was listening to Emeril Lagasse on the Food Network.
I think it was a Thanksgiving special.
He mentioned throwing in 1 cup of fresh cranberries into a pecan pie.
Immediately, I thought it sounded good and I made a mental note.
The sweet nutty-ness of the pecan pie, mixed with tart cranberries.
A sure winner.
I have never made a pecan pie with out cranberries since.
As a matter of fact, we just finished off the pie you see in the photos last night.
My hubby said he dreamed about it all day at work!
I hope you try it (my recipe includes a no roll easy pie crust too)
For the pecan pie part, I always get the recipe off of the Karo Syrup bottle.
Then I use my own crust, and add the fresh cranberries right before I bake it.
Cranberry Pecan Pie
1 cup Karo light syrup
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups pecans -not chopped (6 oz.)
1 cup fresh, raw rinsed cranberries (they are found in the produce section in a bag usually)
1 unbaked pie crust (click here for my easy flaky recipe)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. After your pie crust is ready, mix first 5 ingredients together in a medium bowl. Add whole pecans and mix. Add cranberries and mix. Pour into unbaked pie crust. Help some of the cranberries to the top of the filling so they will be seen after it's baked. Bake 70 minutes, and let cool for 2 hours. Serve with a dollop or 2 of whipped topping. My stomach just growled.
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Julie is the redhead that blogs at Redhead Can Decorate. Julie is from Buffalo, NY and is married to Rick, her college sweetheart, and they are blessed with two girls Daphne 13, & Valerie 11. Julie's passion is cooking and decorating their home with innovative, creative, DIY ideas. She shares all of it on her blog.
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