It’s about time for holiday pie…this Cranberry Pear Pie would be a bright, new addition to this year’s dessert table.
I love cookbooks, in fact, I often read them like novels. Last fall I bought Pie by Ken Haedrich, with over 300 different pie recipes, this book is a thorough education in all things pie. It’s a pie bible, if you will, and that is my husband’s absolute favorite dessert…ever. So last spring for Valentine’s Day, we had planned on staying home and cooking dinner together. I handed him the Pie cookbook and told him to pick out anything he liked for me to make. His choice…this Cranberry Pear Pie. At the time, it was a complete revelation of how lovely this book really was. Every.single.recipe we’ve tried has been a winner. I’m still working on my love of making my own pie crust, sometimes I take the easy store bought route, which works too.
This pie…words fail me. Tart cranberries, ripe juicy pears, citrus juice and zest with hints of cinnamon and cardamom…all sandwiched between flaky pie crust and crumbly nut topping. This is serious pie, people. And it’s amazing down to the last crumb!
Recipe Source: Pie by Ken Haedrich
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