I can't believe my favorite holiday is nearly here. Just one more day, my friends. It's one of the few holidays that are entirely about food, family, and fellowship- three lovely things indeed. It is also one of the only holidays that commercialism hasn't overtaken...yet.
Let's hope it never gets to that point. Good grief.
Okay- this one'll be short because this girl has much to do before the big day but I just couldn't pass up sharing this one. I decided to embark on another endeavor with the lonely berry. This little crimson beauty is so versatile- and adds pizzazz to everything it encounters. I just love it. LOVE it, I tell you.
As if you couldn't tell.
So...the other day I came across THIS recipe and fell in love. I still had a bag of cranberries in my fridge and thought, well why not? And then I read down the recipe list and noticed that this little fine ingredient was included:
Uh-huh. I was sold.
Thus I went about making these lovely little things:
Delish I tell you. And incredibly easy.
Just crush some graham crackers, mix 'em with sugar and melted butter and press into a greased 12 cup muffin pan.
Then mix up some fresh cranberries, toasted pecans, light corn syrup, flour, Southern Comfort (mmmhmm), and cinnamon.
Fill up those graham cracker crusts
Bake 'em off at 350 for 25 minutes or so. Cool them before removing from pan.
*I did tweak the recipe at this point. After they're cooled, I mixed 1/2 cup of light corn syrup with 1/4 tsp maple flavoring, nuked 'em together for 20 seconds (just long enough to make the corn syrup loose) and brushed the glaze overtop each mini pie. This helps take the edge off the tartness a bit more and adds a further depth of flavor with the hint of maple.
They slide right out, easy. A slide just as easy down the hatchet.
How adorable (and decadent) do these look?
Go enjoy your holiday, will you?
And gear up for the abundance of holiday posts to come...