Tuesday, November 5, 2013


The season for cranberries is arriving and there are so many
 ways to incorporate them into your cooking and baking!

Like many of you, I use cranberries all year by freezing them when they are available.  This little simple recipe is another cranberry "opportunity" for Thanksgiving, Fall and Christmas:

Even your NON cranberry loving friends will like this!

- my Spode Dubarry Coffee above -

Here is what you will need for this dessert:

 2 cups of fresh cranberries (or frozen) chopped, 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 3/4 cup of sugar, 2/3 cup chopped pecans, 2 eggs, 1 cup flour and whipped cream for final topping

You need a 8" heart shaped cake pan or round or square.  Butter and flour this pan to prepare.  Chop cranberries and sprinkle evenly in pan.  Next, add 3/4 cup of the sugar and pecans.

In a bowl combine remain ingredients and pour over the top.  Bake at 325 for one hour and flip over on a plate.  Whipping cream adds a nice sweetness to this  crisp.  You might also enjoy including 2/3 cup of coconut in this crisp.

I want to thank so many of you who left kind comments on the passing of my Mother.  She was 86 years old and I just returned from Gloucester, Virginia where her funeral was last week.  Your kind words meant so much!  My Mom's funeral was held last Wednesday at the Gloucester Baptist Church and the church ladies served a wonderful meal afterwards.  Over the years, I have made food for many funerals and even been the one doing the organizing but it really "came home" to me how important this was when I experienced it first hand.  It was really helpful and a lovely time for family and friends to see each other.

I hope you can join me today for "Friends Sharing Tea" and I will be linking to other blogging friends as well:

Join me by linking anything about tea from your blog here at the bottom:


kitty said...

Dearest Bernideen, my thoughts and prayers have been with you on the loss of your Mother. Big hugs are sent to you across the miles.
Your cranberry crisp looks so pretty amongst your tea things. Thank you for hosting and may you have a blessed day. xo

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
I wasn't sure if we would be sharing tea this week, but I'm glad to see you are posting. The tea table is lovely as usual and the cranberry crisp looks delicious. Baking in a heart shape is a nice change.

Michelle said...

Hi Bernideen, Your table setting is so pretty and the heart-shaped cranberry crisp looks delicious.
I'm so very sorry to read about your mother's passing.

Beth said...

Hello Bernideen, Your cranberry crisp looks fantastic! Love the red floral plate and your pretty teacup as well. Thinking of you and your sorrows this week. You are in my prayers.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Thank you for hosting a lovely tea, and for sharing that wonderful cranberry recipe, Bernideen!

Glad you are back - keeping you in my prayers, take care, dear sweet friend.


[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Bernideen,
It's lovely to have you back! You have been in my thoughts and prayers and I pray you are receiving much comfort from our Lord and your family and friends.

Your cranberry crisp looks wonderful and so pretty too. Love cranberries! All your china is lovely as well. Thank you for hosting and joining me for tea. Have a delightful week.


Terri said...

Hello Bernideen, I have been thinking about you and hoping the best. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers.
Your tea today is positively lovely! Your tea pot and china so romantic with delicate flowers.

xinex said...

How pretty! I have frozen cranberries and I can try this when I get back. Thanks Bernideen!...Christine

Johanna said...

Dear Bernideen,
it nice to see you are posting again. I can imagine what a comforting support it is when the church ladies made a meal for you, your family and friends after the funeral. Its a honor to your Mom. Thank you for sharing this wonderful Cranberry heart. Looks and sounds very tempting. Thank you also for hosting this sweet party.
Blessings, Johanna

Sandra said...

I've also been thinking of you. I hope lovely memories of your mom will help you during this time of loss.

My husband loves cranberries so he would enjoy this dessert. So glad you're back posting on your beautiful blog.

must love junk said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother!! You and your family are in my prayers.
Your cranberry dessert looks amazing-my mouth is watering!

Marilyn said...

May our Loving Father wrap his arms around you and bring you peace during this sad time. I know you will remember many memories and they will help in the days to come.♥♫

Antiques And Teacups said...

Glad to have you back. It is difficult. It's at times like these we appreciate the support of others, and you have them indeed with your church family. I love craberries and this looks wonderful. And I love your antique teapot! Your photos are beautiful as always! My prayers continue for you and your family.

Marilyn said...

Love cranberries and this does sound delicious.
Thanks for the update on the funeral and people donating food.
It is a good reminder to remember how important such a simple
gesture is.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love how pretty the cranberry heart is! It's all so beautiful, including your mother's congregation.

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Your cranberry crisp look delicious! I need to make something with cranberries.

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
This is my first time on your Beautiful blog love your Tea Party so sweet. I am your newest follower on both Linky and followers now. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family ~
I hope you will come over and join my Tablescapes.

Anonymous said...

Your cranberry heart is gorgeous! It is almost a shame to eat it!

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Bernideen,
I am so glad you were on the receiving end of the goodness and grace of the church ladies when you needed it.
Wishing you comfort, Ruthie

Angela McRae said...

Glad you are back safe and sound, and I hope you are doing well, my friend. This Cranberry Crisp sounds like a must-try recipe to me, as I absolutely love cranberries and am always excited when they come back in season!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I was so pleased to see that you were blogging once again. I am so sorry for your loss.
Your teacups and teapot are gorgeous and your dessert looks amazing! Thank you for hosting.
Take care,

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh the dishes are so pretty and the cranberry cake looks scrumptious - I'll have to try it.