It's not yet officially winter, but it seems to have arrived early here. It's 26 degrees right now and has barely reached above freezing for days now. The natural world outside my window is a misty sugar-sprinkled wonderland. The field behind my house white with frost. Just looking out there makes me want to wrap a shawl around my shivering shoulders. But that's not all that's chillin' round here. Nope. We've got our eye on pie.
But anything will do really, just to have the oven on. The aroma of apples and cinnamon makes it all the nicer.
The girls and I have been busy with lots of things--and not just pie. All our various little enterprises keep us bustling about. Bustling about is ideal when it's cold outside. And also if you plan to eat pie. Often. As we do.
As for our little patty pies here, we just used a plain old apple pie recipe and tossed in a handful of fresh cranberries to lend a festive flair. No top crust here, the pastry will be folded over the filling and left open in the middle. Makes an easy little pie for breakfast on Christmas morning. Or anytime! Like now.