The best pie of 2014

Sometimes I get an idea and let it simmer for a while. This gives me the time to decide if it’s really worth the time and energy to pursue it. Other times I get an idea, all the ingredients are right there, the kitchen’s a mess anyway and I have the time. Those times are sheer joy and I jump in with abandon whenever they come. This pie, my favorite of 2014, is the tasty outcome of just such a moment. The idea hit when I was in the middle of the busiest baking time of the year, the week before Thanksgiving until the week after Christmas.

You want to know what the pie is, right? You want the recipe, right? Okay, okay, I’ll share just because I’m nice like that! Cranberry Custard is my favorite pie of 2014 and as far as I know, it’s an original idea. I checked all over the internet to find a pie like it and I really couldn’t.

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