Bourbon & Berries Cocktail

Happy Christmas Eve Eve 🎄

Cranberry & Blackberry Bourbon Cocktail | via Pies Before Guys

I love that Christmas is on a Tuesday this year. The long weekend gives us *four* whole days of festivities. Which means extra servings of pie, mimosas, Christmas tunes, and lots of this Cranberry & Blackberry Bourbon Cocktail. And an excuse to break out my fancy gold cocktail shaker. Continue reading “Bourbon & Berries Cocktail”

How To: Gingersnap Streusel 

Christmas cookies are my jam! It’s no shock that we love all treats, but when you add a dash of holiday to a cookie, we’re all in. For December’s Pie Club, we found it imperative to sneak a Christmas cookie or two into our pie. I’m sure you understand that sometimes one dessert just isn’t enough.

We scoured the Internet and our pie books, and became convinced that a Gingersnap Streusel topping would be the icing on the cake of our Apple Cranberry Pie. (Like the mixed dessert metaphor I just did there?)

It was so delicious that we felt it absolutely necessary to share. If your Christmas pie needs a little pizazz, whip up this bad boy. We promise it won’t disappoint.

HOW TO: Gingersnap Streusel

Full Recipe: Gingersnap Streusel

Ingredients:

  • 15-20 gingersnap cookies
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)

Directions:

  1. Put the gingersnaps in a food processor and pulse until the cookies are in small chunks
  2. Add cinnamon, brown sugar, flour, and butter. Pulse to combine.
  3. Sprinkle over the pie filling of your choice.
  4. Bake, serve, and enjoy the fact that you clearly have your #pieorities in order!

December Pie Club

Here at pie club, we love the holiday season. Holiday lattes at Starbucks? We buy two at a time. Strands of Christmas lights? The only lights we use in December. Christmas cookies? At least one a day, and we even put them in our pie. Cue this month’s Cranberry Apple Gingersnap Streusel Pie.

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One thing we love as much as Christmas is brunch. Between the cinnamon rolls, tater tot breakfast casserole, and mimosas—there was no room for complaints.

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Although it was a wintry 65 degree day in Brooklyn, we embraced the season and spread holiday cheer one slice of pie at a time.

As we continue our countdown to Christmas, we’re going to pass the time by putting our leftover pie into a milkshake. TBD if it tastes as good as it sounds. But really, what could go wrong?

Stay tuned for more pie in 2016. We’re still debating, but our New Year’s resolution will probably involve less pilates and more pie + lattes.