We came home and we were in the mood for food.
After hitting a mall and taking out some hard-core holiday
shoppers we needed some sustenance- but comfort food
is what we were looking at. And since I have two more days
of pie to throw out there...
The pie angels smiled down upon us once more.
They said unto Monkey-man,
"Do-a unto the crust what thou would do unto...
some flour and nondairy butter. Roll it out in a shape
like the sun and almighty creator's bum, but leave the
pan in the past, dear boy."
They spake at me then, beckoning the berries, sugar,
flour, ginger, nutmeg, and earthbalance.
"Mix it thrice more, oh witchy one, and it will taste of
supple sweetness. Add chocolate chips only if thou wishest
to sin in the greatest of ways."
"Oh Pie Angels, why didst thou not instructith me earlier
to relinquish the pan and fold my pies as such?" I bade them.
"Because you idiot," They replied. "You were making custard
and it would have gone all over the place."
And we baked it at 375F for 40 minutes.
And sweet and supple it was....
Cranberry-Chocolate Freeform Pie
1 pie crust recipe, enough for an average 9" pie
2 cups of cranberries or mixed berries
2/3 cup sugar (I did half raw sugar and half maple syrup)
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
a couple tablespoons vegan chocolate chips
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon of earthbalance
Roll out the pie crust into a circle. Mix all the other ingredients
together, except the earthbalance. Transfer the crust to the
middle of a baking sheet. Dump the filling into the center of the
crust and begin folding the edges up, pinching the dough together.
It is sort of a fan effect and looks very fancy-shamansy.
Although, its super easy once the swearing subsides.
Bake at 375F for about 40 Minutes with the exposed fruit
protected by a piece of foil...
To be used in emergencies only... (a loosely assigned status)
**Note: our crust was a little too thick, so it didn't reach in as
far as it should have, thats why it looks a little wonky.
But you should have a circle opening with about a 6 inch diameter.**