Winter break had me two steps away from turning into Jack Nicholson in The Shining. The snow paired with the dangerously freezing temperatures squashed my list of fun outdoor activities to do with the family and left me grasping for any excuse to get the kids out of the house (I wanted to stay IN the house without them). I could almost feel my mental state collapsing with every load of laundry I washed and folded…again.
So I coped the only way I knew how and made a pie. The days had seemed so heavy and dark and I wanted a pie that brightened up my mood. The problem was, bright things are not in season in the winter. Except for oranges! I had a giant bowl of clementines and some frozen raspberries, so I set out to make my bright winter pie.
I had never made a pie with oranges and the internet didn’t have many full-on pies that used orange segments. I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out, but it sounded too good to not try. My laziness prevailed and I decided to see what would happen if I used the clementine segments straight out of the peel. No taking off the thin skins because who has time for that? And it worked! This pie was delicious and the oranges held up without affecting the texture of the filling. I’m so excited to share this with you because if you need a jolt of bright winter in your life, this is the pie for you!