Christmas pie

Just one week before Christmas, we just have so many things to do and organise : last gifts, composition of the festive menus,  finalization of the outfits and decorations …

Here, the idea is always to respect some criteria when choosing or buying something : it has to be  beautiful, useful, responsible … and easy to make. This is also the case for  the recipes we choose for Christmas. So here’s the simple, tasty and seasonal Christmas pie, inspired by traditional British recipes … Its delicious flavors of butter, candied oranges and cranberries that tell Christmas Spirit so well.

This dessert is very easy to make and can you can keep it for several days at room temperature. So you can easily make it the day before to save time on Christmas Day!

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Resting time: 1 hour

Cooking time: 10 + 20 minutes



For the dough:

  • 250g of flour
  • 150 g of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 200 g of sugar

For garnish :

  • 250 g of cranberries
  • 250 candied oranges
  • 100g of sultanas
  • 100 g of pecan nuts (or hazelnuts)
  • 50 g of melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 60 ml of cognac


Make the dough. Beat the butter at room temperature with the sugar and the salt. Then add the egg. Beat well then add the flour. Knead to form a dough. Wrap it with plastic film. Let it rest in the fridge for 45 minutes. Then spread the dough in the pie dish. Refrigerate the pie again a quarter of an hour. Then pierce the pie with a fork and cook for about 10 minutes at 210 ° C.

Meanwhile, mix the fruits and pecans with melted butter, cognac and sugar.Then put the fruits on the top of the pie and bake for about twenty minutes. You can sprinkle icing sugar before serving for a very Christmas mood … You can keep the pie for several days at room temperature …



I hope that this very simple and very festive recipe will please you and that it will be part of your festive menus … If you want other festive recipes , do not hesitate to have a look at the FOOD section: noisettins to make with kids, French Polonaise, … and many other gourmet ideas;)!

I wish you a very nice Christmas and a good start to 2018!

We meet again in early January, after the school holidays! I allow myself a little break away from the blogosphere after a busy end of the year. In 2018, I will probably start photo and Instagram workshops in small groups, at home … Is this a project that you would like? I’m waiting for your opinion!

Lots of love,

Emilie xx.



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