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Cranberry Gingersnap Pie

CRANBERRY GINGERSNAP PIE
Cranberry Gingersnap Pie
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Nothing says holiday like cranberries and gingersnaps, and the two make quite a pair in this colorfully delicious dessert. With a spicy gingersnap crumb crust and a silky cranberry curd filling, this Cranberry Gingersnap Pie will make a lovely and festive new addition to your holiday dessert table.
CRANBERRY GINGERSNAP PIE
Cranberry Gingersnap Pie
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Nothing says holiday like cranberries and gingersnaps, and the two make quite a pair in this colorfully delicious dessert. With a spicy gingersnap crumb crust and a silky cranberry curd filling, this Cranberry Gingersnap Pie will make a lovely and festive new addition to your holiday dessert table.
Instructions
Crust
  1. Set oven to 350F
  2. Put walnuts, coconut sugar, ginger and almond flour in food processor; process until everything is finely ground.
  3. Add the coconut oil, molasses and salt and process briefly to combine.
  4. Remove the mixture from the processor and transfer to a 9-inch pie plate. Pat the mixture into the bottom of the dish, and up the sides to form your crust.
    CRANBERRY GINGERSNAP PIE
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Then, set aside to cool.
Filling
  1. Combine the cranberries, 1 cup of the sugar, and 1/4 cup water in a saucepan.
  2. Set the heat to low and simmer the cranberries, uncovered, for about 15 minutes until they've popped and the mixture is quite thick.
  3. Remove from heat to let the mixture cool slightly and then puree in a Vitamix until completely smooth.
  4. In a saucepan, combine the puree with the eggs, yolks, salt, lemon juice and remaining 1/2 cup sugar, and whisk together.
  5. Set over medium heat to cook, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon. This will take about 10 minutes or so.
  6. Push the curd through a mesh strainer, using the back of a spoon to get it all through.
  7. Let the curd cool for a few minutes and then add in the room temperature coconut oil, bit by bit, while you stir to melt it.
  8. Pour the curd into the pie crust and smooth out evenly. Then set in the fridge and chill until firm, about 2 hours or so.
Garnish
  1. Top off your pie with a sugared cranberry garnish. Just roll damp cranberries in organic cane sugar (or coconut sugar) and let dry.
    CRANBERRY GINGERSNAP PIE
  2. For a little extra fancy, accent the inner edges of the crust with slivered almonds, and pop a fresh sprig of mint in the center of your dish.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from theviewfromgreatisland.com and photographed by Tea-friend and whole foods blogger, Erin Williams of Kitchen of Eatin'

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Cock-A-Leekie Soup

Long-time Tea customer, Kristen Turner, shares her husband’s authentic Scottish family recipe for Cock-A-Leekie soup. Read the full post here for more on this traditional Scottish dish and other tasty cultural treats.

Cock-A-Leekie Soup Recipe
Cock-A-Leekie Soup
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Enjoyed by Scots for generations, this hearty, classic soup consists of peppery chicken, leeks, barley and more traditionally, pitted prunes. A wonderfully heartwarming dish for a cold winter day!
Servings Prep Time
4 bowls 30 minutes
Cook Time
12 hours and 40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 bowls 30 minutes
Cook Time
12 hours and 40 minutes
Cock-A-Leekie Soup Recipe
Cock-A-Leekie Soup
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Enjoyed by Scots for generations, this hearty, classic soup consists of peppery chicken, leeks, barley and more traditionally, pitted prunes. A wonderfully heartwarming dish for a cold winter day!
Servings Prep Time
4 bowls 30 minutes
Cook Time
12 hours and 40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 bowls 30 minutes
Cook Time
12 hours and 40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: bowls
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Instructions
  1. In a slow cooker, combine the chicken bones and carcass with one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Then add enough water to cover the chicken bones.
  2. Set your slower cooker on high for 1 hour, then reduce heat to low and cook overnight.
  3. When the stock is ready, remove the bones and transfer 6 cups of the broth to a medium-sized sauce pan. Freeze the extra stock for later soup-making endeavors.
  4. Add in the chopped chicken, leeks, brown sugar, thyme, bay leaf, salt, pepper and 2 cups water.
  5. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Stir in the cooked barley (or rice), and simmer, covered, for another 10 minutes. Add water as needed.
  7. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with parsley.
  8. *Note: There is no wrong way to make this soup. Like a lot of Scottish cooking, it's about making do with what you have. While the basis of the soup is always chicken stock, chicken and leeks, the rest is up to taste. Some choose to add carrot or celery, and others prefer potato in place of the rice.
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Authentic Scottish Millionaire’s Shortbread

Long-time Tea customer, Kristen Turner, shares her husband’s authentic Scottish family recipe for Millionaire’s Shortbread. Read the full post here for more on this delicious Scottish dessert and other tasty cultural treats.

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Authentic Scottish Millionaire's Shortbread
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A modern twist on a classic Scottish treat, Millionaire's Shortbread features a delightfully rich caramel and chocolate layer atop the traditionally buttery biscuit. Thanks to one of our Tea-loving families, we've got grandma's secret recipe...straight from the Scottish Highlands!
Servings Prep Time
16 squares 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 ½ hours
Servings Prep Time
16 squares 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 ½ hours
scottish millionaire shortbread
Authentic Scottish Millionaire's Shortbread
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A modern twist on a classic Scottish treat, Millionaire's Shortbread features a delightfully rich caramel and chocolate layer atop the traditionally buttery biscuit. Thanks to one of our Tea-loving families, we've got grandma's secret recipe...straight from the Scottish Highlands!
Servings Prep Time
16 squares 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 ½ hours
Servings Prep Time
16 squares 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 ½ hours
Ingredients
Shortbread Base
Chocolate Topping
Servings: squares
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Instructions
Shortbread Base
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease 9-inch square pan with butter, or non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and cornstarch. Mix with a whisk or food processor.
  4. Add the butter. Note: If not using a food processor, you will need to knead the butter thoroughly into the mixture.
  5. Then, mix in the water.
  6. Next, it's time to spoon the mixture into the pan. It will be sticky, so you'll need a spatula for this.
  7. Use a fork to pierce the dough, then pop it in the oven!
  8. Bake for 25 minutes until golden, and firm to the touch. Then set aside to cool.
Caramel
  1. Using a whisk, mix the condensed milk, brown sugar, butter, golden syrup and vanilla extract in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir continuously until the mixture comes to a boil and begins to thicken into a caramel (this should take about 10 minutes).
  3. Pour the caramel over the shortbread, and leave to set about 20 minutes.
Chocolate Topping
  1. Set a pot of water on the stove, and bring to a boil.
  2. Pour the chocolate and heavy cream into a metal bowl and place on top of your pot of boiling water.
  3. Using a whisk, stir the chocolate and cream until the mixture melts into a smooth, glossy texture.
  4. Then pour the chocolate top over the caramel layer and spread evenly.
  5. Let the pan cool and then place it in the fridge to set. Refrigerate for at least an hour—the longer, the better.
  6. Once the traybake is set, remove from the fridge. Then cut into squares and serve!
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Scottish Shortbread Fingers

Scottish Shortbread Fingers
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Special occasions always call for a little something sweet! In Scotland, shortbread is a famously popular treat, and a favorite among families during the holiday season. Buttery, crumbly, and oh-so delicious, you'll want to make this recipe a tradition for years to come.
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Scottish Shortbread Fingers
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Special occasions always call for a little something sweet! In Scotland, shortbread is a famously popular treat, and a favorite among families during the holiday season. Buttery, crumbly, and oh-so delicious, you'll want to make this recipe a tradition for years to come.
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Then add 3-3/4 cups flour and mix thoroughly.
  3. Turn your dough onto a flat surface and knead for 5 minutes, adding enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  4. Now it's time to get rolling! Using a rolling pin, roll your dough to 1/2-in. thickness.
  5. Then throw your dough into an 8x8 inch pan, prick the top with a fork and pop it in the oven.
  6. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  7. Then it's time to shape your shortbread. Note: There are a few traditional 'styles' you can go with—pizza-like slices called 'petticoat tails', small circular biscuits or 'rounds', or rectangular bars known as 'shortbread fingers'. We've decided to go with the 'fingers'. Simply cut your giant cookie into 3x1 inch strips, and enjoy!
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