Sunday, December 21, 2008

Aunt Irma's Cranberry Pie

Happy first day of winter Blogland Neighbor-hood! I'ts cold and blustery here .... a little bit more snow and mixed stuff earlier today, but not much ..... just cold!! (the wind has really picked up.) (oh, hey, how do you like that artsy attempt at a close up of those cranberries? ... more like a pathetic attempt..... I keep sayin' the MBIAJ Photography Dept should AT LEAST read the directions that came with the camera!!!)

Anyhow, Kitty came over because we have ALOT of holiday baking to do .... first off, we're making Aunt Irma's Cranberry Pie (well, I don't know if it's hers originally, it may have come from one of her Garden Club cronies .... but as far back as I can remember, my mother , Aunt Irma's sis, or Aunt Irma has made this pie for the holidays.)

OK ... we better get started..... first of all, here's the ingredient list:

2 cups fresh cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup shelled walnuts

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup melted margarine
1/4 cup melted shortening

Grease 10 inch pie pan.

spread cranberries over bottom of pan....

.....sprinkle with nuts and 1/2 cup of sugar....

....beat eggs well.....

...add the flour, melted fats, and sugar. Beat well....

....pour batter over the cranberries ...

....Bake 50 minutes at 325 degrees or until the crust is golden. Good with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping (direct quote from Aunt Irma and Mom...)

....OK.... it's in the oven......tick tock tick tock tick tock ....... DING !!! DONE!

.....oh boy....look at the time!!! I didn't realize how late it's getting!... Kitty, I don't think we'll have time to bake cookies this afternoon .... it's my mother-in-law's birthday today , and Mr. Moonbeam's birthday tomorrow .... so the inlaws will be here for dinner at 6PM and I still have to bake the birthday cake ..... YIKES!!!

......."WHAT !!! We don't have time to make cookies today ?!?!?!?!"

...."Well.... THAT DOES IT .... I'M LEAVING !!! ...and BAH HUMBUG!!"

....oh brother .... there she goes again .... we'll see if she stays on Santa's "Nice List" !

Well, I better scoot and get started on that birthday cake .... and then figure out how to make a pork roast back soon!

Mary Anne (aka Mare)


Pat said... be fair...I think you did trick Kitty a bit. She was expecting to taste-test some cookies today and you sort of let her down! :( (And I don't think you offered her any of the pie as a consolation "prize", either!)

Dandelion Quilts said...

Looks good, girls! I did enter Martha's contest, btw! Thanks again. Merry Christmas!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

YUMMY!!!!!!!!! And did you say first day of winter?? seems like it's been going on for a month at least.

Wendy said...

Your pie looks scrumptious! Can it be made ahead and frozen?