Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Friends- giving, with recipes for apple ginger pie and cranberry relish

Sunday was Friends- giving, a tradition started and headed up by our dear friend Anne. She makes the turkey, and we bring the sides. It is a grand old time.

photo by Casey Freeman

I made my favorite fresh cranberry relish, a ginger apple pie and a pumpkin praline pie. That's a lotta pie!

Fresh Cranberry Relish
1 6 oz container of fresh cranberries
1 apple, peeled and cored
zest and juice of 1 orange
pinch of salt

Blend in a food processor until it is the consistency you like.

Ginger Apple Pie

Peel and core about 5 cups of apples. Add 2 TBS shredded fresh ginger, and 3 TBS butter (in pieces). Sprinkle 3 TBS of white sugar and a pinch of salt, a dash of vanilla and stir. Pour on top of unbaked pie crust.

For the topping, combine, 1 1/2 cups of almond meal, 1/3 cup brown sugar and 3 TBS butter and a dash of nutmeg. Blend with your hands or with a mixer, so that the butter is well incorporated. It will be very crumbly.

Sprinkle topping on apples, and bake at 350 until apples are soft, and edges of crust are golden.

Happy Thanksgiving, all!


  1. Great recipe! My daughter is in love with this cake!

  2. So Fun! Also, I Love the relish as a nice change from the usual.