Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cranberry Streusel Pie

Life has been a little insane around here since my last post.  If I go into detail some of you may become ill.  Suffice to say, our septic backed up . . . into our basement, I will spare your the details!

My little sister, at the tender age of 45 had knee replacement surgery.  She had a bad reaction to medication and she will have to go back into surgery this morning because of complications.

I know I promised to post as many recipes as I could this week, but I was unable to because that thing called life got in the way!  Despite all the hiccups this past week, I came across this recipe that sounded wonderful.  While I didn't bake it, I will, because it looks delicious and I love cranberries.  Who doesn't love those little ruby gems!  I also find it difficult to find wonderful cranberry recipes, so I was thrilled to find this one.  The photo and recipe are from Allrecipes, it's one of my favorite goto websites for recipes!

Finally, I apologize for all the whining . . .  but I can tell you that I am thankful for professional cleaners Service-Master and my nephew's girlfriend for helping me clean, because I'm hosting Thanksgiving!  Then I want to go to a tropical island for the rest of the year!  LOL!!!

I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe!


  • 1 pound fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie


  1. Smash berries. Stir in sugar and 1/4 cup flour. Pour filling into pie crust.
  2. Smash walnuts into small pieces. Stir in brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, and shortening with a pastry blender. The mixture should be crumbly. Sprinkle over pie.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes, or until done.

When everything has cooled, make a glaze and drizzle over the top for that beautiful streusel look!


1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon clear vanilla extract

Mix everything together for a 1/2 cup of glaze!


  1. Looks like a fabulous pie and a great pick me up after the week you've had. Wishing your sister well and a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  2. That looks absolutely scrumptious - and the colours are so cheering.

    What a week you have had! Onwards and upwards.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Good luck for your sister, and may you all have a great Thanksgiving!!! Hugs, Flavia

  4. Life has a way of doing just that; sending good vibes for your sister. What a beautiful pie; I remember my mother making cranberry pie many years ago; I loved that; you are giving me the urge to give this one a try.

  5. I am so sorry to hear of your sisters problems.I hope things go better for her.
    yew the septic backing up must nof been a joy! Glad you got help cleaning.
    The pie looks yummy have a great holiday.

  6. Pie looks perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas too.
    Glad you have your plumbing back working for the all important day coming up and that sister is 100 percent recovered soon!

  7. Hi lovely lady.

    I'am so sorry to hear about your sisters had to have knee replacement surgery,I hope she get better sweet lady. Your Cranberry Streusel Pie looks so Yummy.
    I would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.
    XXOO Diane

  8. The pie looks lovely; we eat Streusel on almost any type of pie, be it apple or plum or cherry or... whatever you like!
    Sorry to hear about the not so nice surprises you've had in the past week. I hope your sister will be (literally) back on her feet very soon!

  9. We had a backup once so I feel your pain and stress with having Thanksgiving so soon afterward. Also, I'm so sorry about your sister. Hope she gets better soon!

    I'm sure you'll have a wonderful Thanksgiving, in any event, and this pie will be a delicious finish! The recipe sounds wonderful.

  10. What a lovely looking pie! Great for Thanksgiving!

  11. What a poo poo mess!! Glad its just about cleaned up. The pie looks delicious and with my new batch of cranberries I think I will make this one for Thanksgiving.

  12. Oh my, would you believe we had the same thing this morning? Only mine was not inside the house. We have a pop-up drain in the back yard. We had to have the plumbers come out this morning. I am so sorry!

    Keeping you and your sister in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Oh no. That sounds just awful.
    Sounds as though your nephew's girlfriend is a good sort, though! :-)

    I made a cranberry streusal cake last year - a little bit different from this - for The Cake Slice Bakers and it was heavenly!

  14. I love cranberries and you can bet I am going to make this beautiful pie for Thanksgiving. I am sorry to hear about your sister, I do hope she makes a speedy recovery. Nope, never had a septic backup and I pray I never do. Hope things get cleaned up and back to normal soon. Have a Happy Thanksgiving, blessings, Julie.

  15. I'd say taht you're allowed a month long moan with all that going on!!!!!

    Delicious sounding recipe.

    Very best wishes to your sister :-)

  16. This looks so good! I have cranberries in the fridge...pie or relish...I think the pie may win out...we can always open a can of cranberry sauce (lol)!

  17. It's not every day you see a "my sewer backed up so have a piece of delicious pie" post. Cranberry was probably better than a chocolate fudge pie though!

    Hope you sister is doing well.

  18. A slice of Cranberry Streusel. Please mail to........xxxxx

    :-} Lorraine

  19. honey, that looks like a fabulous pie... don't worry about the rest of the stuff, I officially take the pressure off you... we've all been there and we all forgive you, so chill and enjoy the pie xx

  20. I LOVE cranberries... thanks for sharing your streusel recipe... looks soooo yummy!!

    Happy Thanksgiving & take care!

  21. Another stunning pie!!
    Happy Thanksgiven Day!

  22. Wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. So sorry to hear of your troubles this week, and I hope your sister is on the mend and everything is working out for her. I will say a prayer for her. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

  23. The problem gets in the way just when you have company! Hope things have calmed down at your house. I remember a Thanksgiving a couple years ago, I had a houseful and the sink didn't work. The kids did the dishes outside with a hose! :)
    Love the idea of this tart; it looks delicious.


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