Wedding Pie #1: Cran-Raspberry Pie

July 8, 2011


One of the little touches I’m most excited about when it comes to our wedding is the dessert, of course! Instead of having traditional wedding cake, as I mentioned, we are having pie. Two pies with the recipes developed by yours truly.

Guests at our wedding will be going home with the recipes for these pies, but I wanted to make sure you had them, too!

I absolutely love this pie because it’s the perfect combination of sweet and tart with dried cranberries and juicy fresh raspberries. The second pie is to come!

Cran-Raspberry Pie
*1 Recipe Your Favorite Pie Dough (for a double crust pie)
*1 1/4 cups sugar
*1/3 cup all-purpose flour
*1/2 cup dried cranberries
*5 cups fresh raspberries
*2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
*Milk (optional)
*Additional sugar (optional)

*On a lightly floured surface flatten one half of the pie dough. Roll from center to edges into a 12-inch circle.
*To transfer pastry, wrap it around the rolling pin; unroll into a 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into pie plate, being careful not to stretch pastry.
*In a mixing bowl combine the 3⁄4 to 1 cup sugar and the flour. Stir in the dried cranberries, berries and lemon peel. Gently toss mixture until well coated. Transfer berry mixture to the pastry-lined pie plate.
*On lightly floured surface roll remaining dough into a 12-inch circle. For a 2-crust pie, trim bottom pastry to edge of pie plate. Cut slits in top crust for steam to escape; place on filling and fold edge under bottom pastry. Flute edge as desired. If desired, brush pastry top with a little milk and sprinkle with additional sugar
*To prevent overbrowning, cover edge of pie with foil. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil. Bake in a 375°F oven for 25 to 30 minutes more or until top is golden. Cool on wire rack.

Happy baking!


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  • Reply Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Such a great idea to have homemade pie AND give guests the recipes! This one sounds delicious, SO excited for you:-)

  • Reply Heidi @ Food Doodles July 8, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I love that idea! In the summer months I love pie so much more than cake anyways so it's perfect 🙂 Cranberries and raspberries sound amazing together!

  • Reply Urban Wife July 8, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    What a unique idea! Pie is awesome and especially a tart/sweet combo like this one. 🙂

  • Reply Jennifurla July 8, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    It's gorgeous, love your idea of pie over cake.

  • Reply Helen July 8, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I love the idea of pie as opposed to traditional wedding cake.

    Congratualtion on your wedding, best wishes for your new life as husband & wife, and safe travels for your honeymoon!

  • Reply Sarah July 8, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Beautiful! Have a spectacular wedding weekend!!

  • Reply Rachel @ The Avid Appetite July 9, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I love this idea! So fun. Have a wonderful and beautiful wedding!

  • Reply Karla July 9, 2011 at 1:16 am

    This looks absolutely amazing, Madison! Your wedding will be the event of the summer, no doubt 🙂

    Thinking of you and Joey and sending big congrats your way!

  • Reply miri leigh July 10, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    This looks like a wonderful summer dessert. Thanks for sharing!

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