i should be mopping the floor: Cranberry Pecan Pie | Contributor Post from Julie

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cranberry Pecan Pie | Contributor Post from Julie

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...
Amazing and festive: Cranberry Pecan Pie
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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.
Amazing and festive: Cranberry Pecan Pie
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)
Amazing and festive: Cranberry Pecan Pie

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.
karo syrup

Cranberry Pecan Pie
1 cup Karo light syrup
3 eggs
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)
whipped topping
Easy Pie Crust

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.
Amazing and festive: Cranberry Pecan Pie
It is such a pleasure to be here with you & Kristi every month.
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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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  1. It just looks so delicious - I have been craving pecan pie for days now and I love the additin of cranberries! Pinning!! xo

  2. Wow, this looks amazing! I LOVE pecan pie around the holidays and this looks very easy!

  3. This looks really amazing. I'm not a cranberry fan to much, but I do believe I could really get into enjoying this pie. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This looks absolutely amazing! The perfect Thanksgiving dessert in my book! :)
    Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week- pinned & sharing!

  5. What an interesting idea! I've put cranberries in lots of other fruit pies but never a pecan pie. Looks great!

  6. This looks amazing Kristi! I might have to add this to my Thanksgiving menu, thanks for sharing and linking up to Monday Funday!

  7. This looks sooo good!! I love the addition of cranberries! I'm working on a pie and cake round up from Wake Up Wednesdays Links... this recipe will be featured!!

  8. What a gorgeous pie! I bet it tastes fabulous!

  9. Pecan pie is my FAVORITE! I have it every year for my birthday! I never would have thought of adding cranberries. What a delicious twist! Glad you posted at the Pin It Thursday link party. I’ve pinned, liked, twittered and G+-ed your post. I’d love it if you dropped by for a visit at http://www.kneadedcreations.com . I look forward to seeing you over there! Deb @ Kneaded Creations.

  10. Oh my goodness this looks good! I'm a new fan and would love for you to come share this idea on my From the Farm Blog Hop this week:
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