Cranberry Strawberry Pie

Joy Pie As we approach Thanksgiving, I have a few things to say about this pie.  It's clearly not your typical Thanksgiving pie, as there is more to it than just bubbling berry filling and buttery crust.  While the crust might be the star, I bet you'll fall in love with this Cranberry Strawberry pie filling,  with a bit of blueberry.

Conceptually, this pie was killer.  In my head, it was creative and cool.  When it came out of the oven.... not as much.  Sure you can still tell what I was trying to do, but it sure was not as perfect as I dreamed up.  Granted this was my first attempt at creating phrases out of pie crust, but I had much higher hopes for the finished product.  I thought about not posting the pics, but that would not be in the holiday spirit and would negate why I chose to create this treat in the first place.

Food and family bring me more joy than pretty much anything else.  I am very nostalgic when it comes to the holidays, with my best memories revolving around the dinner table and holiday baking.  My family is all about sharing stories, typically with everyone in the kitchen, all talking at the same time.  We are a fairly  loud bunch, a bit crazy, but above all, extremely loving and accepting.  If there is ever anything to be thankful for, it has to be their unconditional love and support for one another.   And Grandma's Ginger Crinkle Cookies....  My family is far from perfect, but like this pie, that really isn't the point.  We are good for each other, and no matter how many times we share the same stories, a bit more joy is spread.  So like this pie, a little rough around the edges, I am thankful for my family for warming my soul and sharing smiles each and every year.  Let us all look beyond our little flaws, Give Thanks and...





xo Tessa