I started a new section in the sidebar of this blog titled 'Fun Foods'.
Not that all food isn't fun—because it certainly is! As of late, I have found myself gravitating towards foods that are more "nerdy", geometrically pleasing or delve into my graphic design background. Plus, these types of foods are a lot of fun to make and the feedback is incredibly more enthusiastic.
Pro-tip: If someone you know loves a certain character or game or movie etc., and you bake them something related to that favorite character, game, movie, they will be so overcome with joy you cannot help but smile as you make their unexpected dreams come true.
When my boss' birthday was coming up last week, it was without any hesitation that my office decided on a Wonder Woman theme. Nicole has Wonder Woman dolls on her desk, her phone case is Wonder Woman themed, as is her phone wallpaper and her ringtone. And let's not forget her golden Wonder Woman earrings. I just knew that when she saw this pie, she would be so freaking excited. Luckily, she was a lot more than just freaking excited but ecstatic and overjoyed. Nicole always has the best level of enthusiasm for the everything.
The filling for this pie is something that I really chose because I wanted to use up a huge bag of cranberries in the freezer. But it was perfect because with the raspberries, blueberries and addition of demerara sugar on top of the crust, voila, I coincidentally was able to have all of the Wonder Woman colors. This recipe is adapted from this pie from Bon Appétit. I liked how in the description, it was described as so—"This pie is seasonless: Bake it in fall with fresh cranberries and frozen raspberries and blueberries. Come summer, use the reverse."
Win-win in my book. Pie should be eaten all year 'round.
As for the logo, look for the Wonder Woman logo on the interwebs, print it out so the width is no more than 10 inches wide, put on your favorite music, show or movie or even better the newest Wonder Woman movie and spend some time cutting out those four pieces. When it comes to working with the top crust, I highly recommend chilling the crust in the freezer when it starts getting soft. This took me about two times to work through. Be patient. It's so worth it in the end. And of course, I added stars to represent the original Wonder Woman comic. Gal Gadot's rendition is awesome, but I think it's always important to nod towards the original.
If you're not into Wonder Woman or are like "Really, Kara another tedious baked good?", that's totally okay! I would use the complete top crust and maybe cut out some stars or cut some slashes instead. The bottom line is that there will be pie and that it will be delicious whether eaten in the heat of summer or the dead of winter.
Also, don't throw away that leftover crust. Instead, make a leftover pie. Any fruit filling of your choice, and then top it with the rest of the rolled out crust.
*Queues Wonder Woman theme song... and exits.*
Cranberry, Raspberry and Blueberry Wonder Woman Pie
Slightly Adapted from this Cranberry Pie from Bon Appétit
Yields: one 9-inch pie