The Sunday after Thanksgiving, we were invited to a pie breakfast. It seemed like a perfect time to gather friends together, and the theme was pretty perfect as well. It was very casual, with people dropping in for an hour or two, then leaving to enjoy the rest of their day.
The house was looking festive with subtle natural decorations (lots of flowers and pine cones) and it was warm and welcoming.
By some miracle, there was a perfect mix of sweet and savory pies and by the time we left, there hadn’t been a single repeat! There were quiches, a shepherd’s pie, meat pie, chocolate pudding pie, lemon meringue pie, and more!
My contribution was a Swedish Apple pie. My friend at work makes these for parties and they are just different enough from a usual apple pie to always get compliments. It’s not a traditional crust at all- more like a batter that forms a crust when baked.
I found a recipe online here and changed it a bit. Only a few crumbs were left by the time I had to head out, so I consider it a success.
Swedish Apple Cranberry Pie
2.5 cups apples peeled, cored, and sliced (I used a mix of Cortlands and Hampshires I had left over from picking)
1/2 c cranberries chopped pretty finely
Mix the apples and cranberries together with the cinnamon and sugar. Put in the bottom of a greased pie pan.
10 Tbs butter, melted
1/4c walnuts, finely chopped (optional)
Combine the slightly cooled melted butter, vanilla, sugar, and egg, then stir in the flour. Pour over the Apple mixture in the pie pan.
Bake at 350F for about 45 minutes, until the top has browned and the house smells amazing.
It was a great morning. I caught up with some friends and met some new people. It was also the perfect excuse to eat pie for breakfast!