Monday, November 12, 2012


I couldn't resist this repost from tastes as good as it smells- no - even better! 

Remember the movie "RV" with Robin Williams where he takes his family on Independence Pass in an RV. We went on that pass about 15 years ago via car and there are NO GUARD RAILS! This is so they can push the snow off the sides and it goes STRAIGHT down the canyon.

Most of the winter it is closed. Eventually you arrive in Aspen, Colorado after your wind around and around the mountains. This brings me to ASPEN MULLING SPICES which are produced there! They are wonderful and they gave this recipe out to promote their cider mix.

You will love this pie! You need: 1 cup of Aspen Mulling Spices, 4 Tb cornstarch,1/2 tsp salt, 3/4 cup of corn syrup, 1/4 cup water, 1 1/2 cup cranberries, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1 1/2 cup pared and chopped apples, 2 Tb butter, and 2 crust pie pastry.

Combine Aspen Mulling Spices, cornstarch, and salt in a large saucepan. Over low heat, add corn syrup and water. Cook, stirring until mix thickens and starts to boil. Add cranberries and cook until the skins pop. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a 9" pie plate with pastry. Combine apples and nuts and add to cranberry mixture. Spoon into pie shell. Dot with butter. Arrange top crust. Pierce top crust and bake 45 minutes.


Allidink said...

Yum that sounds so good! I love cider and mulling spices :)

All the best,

Sharon said...

Hello Bernideen! Catching up on blogger friends and was so glad to see not only your beautiful spring/Easter pictures but also the recipe using Aspen Mulling Spices! I had no idea you could cook with them - thought they were just for "mulling" to make the house smell good - now I can't wait to try this pie. Thank you for sharing! Blessings, Sharon

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2020 said...

Hi Bernideen!
OH MY! RV is one of the funniest movies and one of my all time favorites! I bet I've watched it 25 times and I laugh every single time at all the same places!
Your recipe looks sooo yummy!
Hope you're having a great day!

Jane said...

The pie sounds good. I'm sure my husband would like it. Please enter me in your gracious garden give away. Thank you.

LorettaJ said...

I can't wait to try this pie, it sounds great, and not too hard to do... Also, please enter me in your garden give away... PS: I also loved that movie!

LorettaJ said...

I can't wait to try this pie recipe, sounds great, and easy to make too... Also, please enter me in your garden give away. PS: I also loved the RV movie, we had an RV so could relate to many of the screens!

LorettaJ said...

I can't wait to try this pie recipe, sounds great and easy too... Also, please enter me in your garden give away.... Thanks!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
You make a yummy looking pie and I like the combo of cranberries with apple. All I have to do now, is sell the idea to hubby who is a true lover of apple pie.

Antiques And Teacups said...

You can almost smell it, can't you? I haven't baked with the spices, just mulled cider for the holidays. Neat idea!

Snap said...

Oh, YUM! So glad you repeated this post! Happy Tea Day!

sandy said...

I LOVE pie and this one looks like a winner! I'll have to try it!
sandy ;)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your pie sure looks good, Bernideen! I love apples and cranberries together. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. Have a lovely day.


Terri said...

Hello Bernadeen,
I can almost smell the spices! I love mulling spices around the holidays. It really sets the mood.
And your PIE sounds so delicious, and looks it too! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I think my husband would love to try it.

Ruthie Miller said...

Yum, Bernideen! What a cute bunny you have too!
Fondly, Ruthie from:

Angela McRae said...

Mmm ... I can smell it baking way over here in Georgia!

Kathy said...

Oh my, Bernideed. I can just imagine how delicious and fragrant this pie is - I wonder if I can find this mulling spice in our area - will keep a look out - I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,