And then I got a recipe from a very odd source. I 'like' Sonic on facebook and they actually linked to this recipe for a fancy dessert called a Cranberry Lime Galette. I guess they figure it has some of the same flavor as their famous limeades. The recipe was posted right after I returned from the store with my Cranberry Bounty so I figured fate was telling me to make it.
Today was my husband's and my 16th wedding anniversary. We're saving our nice night out till tomorrow so I figured at least we can have a fancy dessert with our leftovers tonight to make the meal a wee bit more special. This 'galette' looks gourmet, but it is very simple to make. I already had some prepared pie crust so that made it very easy! Here's the recipe:
Cranberry Lime Galette
2 cups cranberries, fresh or frozen (let thaw and pat dry)
1 medium apple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
1/2 cup moist, plump dried cranberries
3/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
Grated zest of 1 lime
Juice of 1/2 lime
3 tbsp raspberry jam or jelly
1 prepared pie crust
3 tbsp ground nuts (I used a combo of almonds & walnuts)
3 tbsp dry bread crumbs, unseasoned
Combine cranberries, apple, sugar, ginger, limes and jam.
In a small bowl combine nuts & bread crumbs.
Roll out pie crust to a 12 inch circle. Place the nut/crumb mixture in the center spread to about 2-3 inches from the crust's edge. Spread cranberry mixture on top. Fold up the edges of the crust, wet lightly with water then sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 375 for 40-45 minutes.
Here's the crust w/nut mixture:
Here's the pie before baking:
Isn't it beautiful? It tasted wonderful, albeit a bit sour but if you top with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream it's a perfect mix of tart & sweet. I think I'll try to remember this recipe for next Thanksgiving. I think it would be a nice addition to the dessert table!
Now, I'm off to search for more delicious cranberry recipes...