My New Year’s wish for champagne and pie came true, even if I had to bake the pie myself (I don’t mind). Cranberries are festive, their tart flavor says “holidays” to me. They make a tasty, somewhat unexpected pie filling, a little something special for a celebration.
When “I baked a pie!” is my answer to “What did you do for New Year’s Eve?” I don’t think that’s what people are expecting. The party hosts certainly weren’t complaining, though, as they finished off this pie on New Year’s Day.
Bake a similar pie with this recipe from Smitten Kitchen.