Pie is a versatile and delicious treat, and welcome to experimentation. We're especially fond of berry pies—lots and lots of fresh berries! We're lucky to live in an area where we can get fresh, organic berries all year long—despite winter. Sometimes it takes patience to find that perfect crop, but they are worth the wait.
The white dishes are Certified International. The darling Christmas plates were picked up at a consignment shop, and the napkins are Potterton Hill. We're mad for checks and plaids, and they are used every season. Blacks and reds are especially striking and festive with greens at Christmas.
Enjoy with your beverage of choice.
Serve with homemade whipped cream or vanilla cream for that extra sugar rush, or share with friends and family to enjoy a more sensible portion. A little taste goes a long way. As a bonus, this pie freezes well. Just remember to defrost at room temperature.
This pie takes a little time to prepare, but each step is fairly simple, not to mention fun. Just wait until the scents waft through your kitchen.
If you've invited guests over, don't forget the table setting. This centerpiece uses fresh Christmas greens and real pine cones with "silk" berry stems and little lights to give it a nice glow.
The cute bird was picked up at a consignment shop. We have so much fun exploring consignment and antique shops, where treasures await transport to their new home.
About five seconds after the pictures were taken, we sampled. Of course, sampling wasn't enough. It was so good!
Whether a festive treat for guests or yourself, this pie will delight your taste buds.