Cranberry and pomegranate pie |

I think I can safely say that we had the darkest workshop every just yesterday. And it wasn’t even the workshop on artificial light… But it could have easily been. In the – normally rather light – workshop space from Greendelicious it looked like night had set in. That’s what you call ‘raining cats and dogs’ I guess. And still the participants managed to put up some great images despite the lack of light… Tripod would have to be the magical word here. Without it, it was simply not possible to take a decent shot. The first workshop on articicial lighting was also last week in Almere. Everyone was enthusiastic and I am pretty sure that Ikea had a doubled income this weekend.. And in the light of ‘practice what you preach’ it was time for myself to get out those tiny and cheap Ikea lights.

cranberry and pomegranate pie |

Charlotte and I had a cooking session but by the time we were done with cooking it was around 7.30 pm and as dark as night. So I grabbed two Ikea lights from upstairs and voila; managed to make a decent picture of my delicious little pie.

The recipe is originally from Donna Hay but is adapted by Charlotte and myself since it was originally a rhubarb pie. Not really the right season for rhubarb, but if you’re reading this in spring, you might as well go for it. I bet it’s delicious with rhubarb too. Rhubarb is quite acidic so I figured it might be good to replace with cranberries who are also quite acidic. Plus they always do great on any christmas table to if you’re looking for a simple and delicious christmas dessert this might just be it. It’s on the heavy side though so make sure you don’t have a ten course meal in front of this or you’ll be entirely stuffed.

Serve it with a nice bit of vanilla sauce or a good bit of whipping cream.

Cranberry and pomegranate pie |

Cranberry pomegranate pie |
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Cranberry and pomegranate pie

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 -6


  • 300 grams of selfraising flour
  • 200 gr unsalted butter
  • 110 grams of sugar
  • 160 ml buttermilk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 700 grams of fresh cranberries
  • 100 grams of pomegranate seeds
  • 150 grams of sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 vanilla pods
  • 25 grams almond slivers


  • Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  • Put selfraising flour, butter and sugar (the 110 grams) into a kitchenprocessor and combine to a crumbly mixture. While turning add the buttermilk and the vanilla xtract and turn until it comes together. It will be sticky and quite thick.
  • Add 2/3 of the pomegranate seeds and stir those in (with a spoon)
  • In another bowl combine cranberries, sugar, cinnamon, the rest of the pomegranates and vanilla marrow and stir together well.
  • Assemble a few ovendishes you want to use (or one big one) and fill with the cranberry mixture. Spoon the dough on top of it with two spoons. It's ok if it's not smooth.
  • Sprinkle with the almond slivers.
  • Put into the oven for 40-45 minutes and serve with vanilla sauce or whipped cream.


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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