Saturday, January 24, 2015

Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie

Hello, everybody! The Fresh Pioneer is back with a super quick and easy recipe for a delicious dessert. My friend made this for a mom's get together and it was SO delectable I had to ask for the recipe.
 Preheat Oven to 350F

 1 pie crust (any way you want to do it, we won't judge)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup melted butter
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup flour
6 ounces white chocolate chips
1/2 cup macadamia nuts (my kids asked me to leave these out and since I didn't want to eat the pie myself so I decided to do it their way)
1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped finely
 Don't you love these little bowls? They had so many colors. I just got two. I'm a fool for blue and white dishes but I loved the orange, too.
 Mix everything together. This was a great recipe for little people. Dump and stir, done!
 Excuse my wonky crust. For some reason I cut the edges too short and by the time I realized it, the little guys had already taken over the scraps for their own tasty project.
 50-55 minutes later or until the knife comes out clean... The top will be nice and brown. (I actually put foil over it for the last ten minutes because I was afraid it was going to get too brown.)
Cool completely. Can be stored at room temperature, but ours was gone in minutes. Maybe it ahd something to do with the whipped topping and the cherry! But the white chocolate melted perfectly and the cranberries gave it just the right bit of tart. The picture makes it look brown and crumbly but that was just my picture taking/pie cutting skills. And the fact we didn't wait for it to cool completely. It was delicious!

 Until next time and stay warm, everyone in the path of this next storm!


  1. What a wonderful idea! Easy, delicious and a great combination of elements. I'm in love, MVCM. (I like doing that, it feels very Roman Numeralish to do that).

    And I love little kids and scraps, they're the most fun ever!

    There should be rules about not waiting to try the best things in life. Cooling completely to obtain perfect specimens for blogging is over-rated! Go, you!

    1. Wow, how old does that make me in Roman Numerals?? lol

      And the funny thing about the cooling is that there was a whole OTHER PIE on the counter, ready to eat. This was simply blackberry, though, and that wasn't as tempting as the new-fangled pie with white chocolate.
      Honestly, not sure this is even a pie. I would call it a tart, maybe?

  2. You know, I saw this in the blog list and ALMOST PEEKED... But I restrained myself because I probably would have blown something up. The imagery of white/red/nuts/crust.... Oh be still my heart!

    1. Haha! Can we peek at something scheduled? I've never tried that. I'm afraid if I touched another person's blog it would disappear and how would I explain that??

  3. Yum -- what an unusual combination. It's something I'd never think of putting together. I always wonder how people come up with recipes in the first place. I am not an adventurous cook. I need a recipe and an endorsement before I attempt something new. LOL

    One question -- is there a pie crust on top as well?

    1. Nope, no pie crust on top. It makes it's own crust as it cooks. This really reminded me of pecan pie, with the sugar and eggs becoming that sort of soft sweet smooth texture inside. I think the flour helps fold everything together. Or not.
      And cranberry/white chocolate is a common combo. Same with white chocolate/ macadamia nuts. :)

  4. Oh, and I wanted to say that I just finished Persuasion, Captain Wentworth and Cracklin' Cornbread and I'm bereft. That's the last of the series, isn't it? Sob! I tried to make it last but I couldn't stop reading. I loved all three books, but I this Cracklin' is my favourite by a smidgen. Shh, don't tell the other books, I don't want to hurt any feelings.

    1. Oh, so sweet of you to say! The interracial romance has been hard for some, but I don't know how you'd tell Persuasion set in the South in any other way. Race is still an issue in the USA, and especially the South. To deny that is just silly. So glad you liked it. :)
      And there are more JATSS... I have friends who would hunt me down if I never wrote a modern Henry Tilney.

  5. I gasped when I saw this. GASPED. Literally. Thank you for the vicarious delight.

    1. Lol. I have a friend who constantly posts sweet deliciousness at all hours (she just moved to New Zealand). I'm considering hiding her from my feed. I'll be writing and it's 3AM and a mocha chocolate lava cake will show up and my life will lose all meaning unless I HAVE A BITE. :D

  6. A friend gave us cookies at Christmas. They had white chocolate chunks, cranberries and nuts. They were addictive! So I'm sure I would love this pie!