Thursday, November 24

My Thanksgiving Home + Apple-Cranberry Pie Recipe

Here's my Thanksgiving tablescape!  I went with a Wal-Mart wire bowl of Gala and Granny Smith apples, and candleholders I made the night before...

Here's a close up of my craft project... I hot-glued cinnamon sticks to salsa jars and tied hemp twine around them.  SO easy.

Here's a little vignette on our counter.  The printable is from Lily White, displayed in a Goodwill frame I painted for our wedding.  Our sister in law brought wine she picked up on a trip to North Carolina.  And check out that pie...

Festive Apple-Berry Pie

2 cups fresh cranberries
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons cornstarch
4 tablespoons water
6 medium apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 nine inch Pie crusts (top and bottom)

- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.  Prepare pie crusts as needed.
- In a 1 quart saucepan, mix berries, 1 cup sugar, 1 tbsp cornstarch and 4 tbsp water.  Heat to boiling and boil for 5 minutes.  Allow to cool for 15 minutes.
- In large mixing bowl, combine sliced apples, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, remaining 3 tablespoons cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir until apples are coated.  Stir in cooled berry mixture.
- Spoon filling into crust-lined pan.  Top with second crust; seal edges and flute.  Cut slits in top crust.
- Bake 40-50 minutes until golden brown.  Cover crust edge with foil after 20 minutes of baking to prevent burning.

Our spread:  Mr. Spin's yeast rolls and mashed potatoes, Stove Top stuffing, Heinz gravy, Spin family turkey, my mom's sweet potatoes, and my green bean casserole.

Linking up to Literally Inspired's What You Talkin 'Bout Wednesday, The Newest Vegetable's Thanksgiving party, and Peas and Crayons' What I Ate party.  I missed the deadline for Peas and Crayons' Thanksgiving Dish party, but there are some yummy looking recipes there to check out!


  1. You rock! Thanks for the shoutout and for sharing your spread with us! =) The pie looks AMAAAAAAZING and so does your lineup of eats! <3 hope you had a happy healthy thanksgiving!!!


  2. Thanks Jenn! Thank YOU for hosting, I found so many awesome recipes linked at your site. The pie is awesome, the berries make it just tart enough.

  3. That pie looks so yummay! :D Looks like your family had a great spread to share. Happy Thanksgiving! :)