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Tart Cranberry-Cherry Pie

If one things scares me in the kitchen, it’s dough. We only had pie once a year in my house, one pumpkin and one apple.. All homemade by my father that we would dish out on Thanksgiving day to anyone who would eat them, because we didn’t. That is my whole pie experience  All 26 years of it. When I think pie, I think fruit filled, gooey, warm filled crispy golden crust creations. Key word in there being fruit. Fruit is something I am still not down with. Now cake, cupcakes, cookies, brownies… Yeah, I think I have those covered. But pie? Even if you look back through here with a fine tooth comb, you’re not going to find any fruit pies. Pumpkin doesn’t count. And I always had the idea that pie dough was crazy labor intensive and hard to get right. But – I am here to prove that all wrong!

This holiday season, I have vowed to get over my fear of dough and conquer that flaky golden crust and test my hand at some classic pie recipes. I asked around for tips and got some wonderful ideas on Facebook. I will be experimenting and sharing the results. So far I have tabbed about 15 cookbooks and magazines and am trying to narrow down the results. For the month of November I will be posting one traditional pie recipe a week. Stay tuned because I have a fun giveaway planned for pie month too!




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Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

Monday 5th of November 2012

Gorgeous pie! I need to work on my crust skills too.

Nami | Just One Cookbook

Sunday 4th of November 2012

You totally conquered your fear of dough! I'm very afraid of dough, yeast, well mostly baking in general and have been trying to work on them. Your lattice is so pretty! When it's a round pie, I love seeing classic lattice on pies! This looks delicious and gorgeous Kita!


Friday 2nd of November 2012



Friday 2nd of November 2012

Yippee, you did it! That turned out beautifully. If you do not think you can handle fruit pies, there is always chocolate and butterscotch and peanu butter and...

Jen @ Savory Simple

Friday 2nd of November 2012

It's always good to tackle those kitchen fears. Pie dough is something that just takes a bit of practice. Keeping the butter very cold is the most important thing, I've found. This pie is gorgeous so I'm excited to see what else you make.