Pomegranate pie is amazing! We're sharing one of our favorite recipes for this delicious dessert, an Apple Blueberry Pomegranate Pie Recipe.
Tis the season to get baking!! I can bet that you find yourself in the kitchen more now than in any other season, and isn't it fun to cook up holiday favorites?! With Thanksgiving approaching, I've been anticipating pie-baking season, especially since I have family coming to town that I'd like to impress. I have a tried-and-true apple pie recipe that I used when I was a TA in cooking class at college, but the equipment I have is a little less than tried-and-true. It was time to update the pie-making supplies in my kitchen, and I knew just who to turn to! I've been familiar with HIC (Harold Import Company) for a couple years now, and I love their Mrs. Anderson brand. At no cost to facilitate this review, I was sent a box of everything I needed to whip up a Thanksgiving-table-worthy pie.
Harold Import Company is a family-run business, and since 1957, they've been focusing on providing high-quality products at great prices. They care about quality, function, and value. Here are just seven of their products, though they have a vast array of useful items for all your cooking needs. I'm excited to show these to you in action and guide you along my favorite pomegranate pie recipe.
Apple Blueberry Pomegranate Pie Recipe
Ingredients:2 C. flour½ t. salt⅔ C. shortening6-8 T. ice cold water
Next up, the Mrs. Anderson's Pastry Mat is a pie-maker's best friend! I can't believe I've been make pies without one! It really creates the ideal working surface for creating perfectly round dough, from pies to pizza and other crusts. Using the circular guidelines, you can work your dough into a perfect sphere while being able to lift and flour your substance easily.
It measures 18" by 24", so you've really got a good area of work space, and there are helpful measurement charts in the top corners. Just make sure you do not put the mat in the dishwasher. Wash with soap and warm water. The next tool is also a keeper. This is the Double Dough Roller, and it really helps you control the pie crusts being rolled in a uniform manner. It has a 4" roller and a 2.5" roller, which is great for smoothing edges and for using within a pan, like when you're rolling pizza dough into the pizza pan where a full-size roller wouldn't fit. I like having this roller around because it is perfect for little helpers to use!
Your flexible working surface is also transportable now, which can be handy if you're fighting for counter space on hectic holiday baking days. Just gently lift, or even bring the mat close and peel it away, then place the bottom crust inside your beautiful pie pan!
This is the Mrs. Anderson's "Easy As Pie" Pie Plate and this thing is SOLID! It has a 10" diameter and 2" depth and is made of ceramic. The scalloped rim is PERFECT for pies with ornamented crusts because it is wide and has some texture. I'm so impressed with the weight and the glossy surface! This will be great for hefty casseroles and deep dish desserts too.
Ok, now you can start working on your filling!
6 C. apples
¾ C. packed brown sugar
2 T. flour
¼ t. ground nutmeg
½ t. cinnamon
⅛ t. salt
2 T. margarine, cut up
This Apple Corer is going to be a life saver! Not just for pie making, I've been using this weapon on an every day basis. We really go through the apples for lunches around here, and this method of coring and sectioning the apple takes seconds. It has stainless steel blades that chop easily and efficiently, but what I love most are the silicone comfort-grip handles. In one motion, it creates eight even slices, and the cleanup is minimal. Just toss the core and rinse with warm, soapy water.
Combine all the filling ingredients in a large bowl. This Measuring Spoon Set is perfect for all these small amounts of ingredients, and the silicone texture is fun! I like how each spoon is a different color so that when you're hunting for the right size, you can just look for the color and not bother with reading the small engraved numbers.
Here's where I varied from my tried-and-true recipe. This year, I added a sprinkle of sliced almonds and a handful of frozen blueberries!
Also new this year: pomegranates! These are the seeds from half of one large pomegranate. I love the bright color it adds! Mix it all up and dump into your bottom pie crust. As you can see, it doesn't much matter how the edges looks right now. As longs as there is some crust going up onto the rim for the top to rest on, you're good.
You could go ahead and cook it from here if you wanted! This sure looks like Fall to me.
Ok, remember that second ball of dough left lonely? Now you can roll out your second dough ball to make the top details. I rolled it in the same circular fashion and pulled out these Mrs. Anderson's Leaf Cookie Cutters! They are detailed, sharp, and the perfect size for small cookies or pie cutouts! I LOVE the cute circular dish they come in, and how the pieces fit together like a puzzle for compact storage. I think they will make the most adorable cookies!
I cut out a small design in the middle then lifted it onto your filled pie. If the crust cracks, try to mend it with some milk and some pressing by hand. If you don't want to cut anything out, consider making slits of some sort to create a vent.
To incorporate a little color on cutouts, you can paint them with egg yolks! One drop of food coloring mixed with part of an egg yolk makes a gorgeous and vibrant glaze! I split one egg yolk among three bowls and had plenty of extra "paint".
Carefully arrange them on your pie rim with a little milk underneath to act as a sort of glue.
From here, you can brush a small amount of milk onto the unpainted top crust and sprinkle with granulated sugar to help get a textured glaze.
Ok, preheat your oven to 425°. I like to wrap my pies in a circular foil rim so the edges don't burn, and bake for 35 minutes. Take off the foil and bake for another 10 - 15 minutes.
Clearly, the last 15 minutes in the oven without the foil proved a little too long and this pie came out a little crispy on the edges. I admit, I wasn't watching it closely. Little Brother needed a bath. Still, I think it will get eaten.
And there you have it! A recipe for your Thanksgiving pie, and all the tools to make it happen! Thanks to Mrs. Anderson's tools and baking supplies to make it easy as pie!
Buy it: You can see all of the brands that Harold Import Company carries on their website. Many of these items can also be found on Amazon.
Disclosure: I (Camille) received these items at no cost to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and may differ from yours.
Shannon Williams says
I really like the reusable baking liner and the bulk bags. I have a large family, so 'bulk' is my normal.
Rachel Prescott says
Been looking forward to Thanksgiving all year! It's my favorite holiday. Having some new tools would be fantastic for all the pies I plan to bake this year.
Deborah D says
Flexpour Silicone 5 Cup Measuring and Mixing Cup, The Gecko Grip,
Sarah Read says
Love to try the garlic peeler and the 5 piece flower garnish set
abedabun dawn says
I would like to try the HIC Cocktail Ice Ball Tray! I love fun drinking glasses and these ice balls would just take it over the top!
Christy Maurer says
I think the Flower Power 3 Piece Decorative Cutter Set is very cute!
Molly Conetta says
Would love to try the cookie mat!
I like the tortilla bowl maker and the macaron cookie mat
Gwen S says
I have never made a pie, so intimidating! Excited to try with all these pie supplies!
Martha O'Brien says
Love the look of this pie!
Michelle Elizondo says
Id like to try the bring it bulk bags. I always search for bigger bags.
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i like the Little Oodle Doodle kids decorating kit!
Id like to try the egg rings
Amanda L says
I love the kids baking kit and the silicone egg rings!
Fantes Cousin Nicos Suction Base Cheese Grater,Flexpour Silicone 5 Cup Measuring and Mixing Cup
Lauren V says
I like the Yolk Hero!!
Silpat Cookie Mat! I've always wanted one of those! I love that it is reusable over and over. I wish they had a size that fit my toaster oven tray too!
Carol Denny says
I would like the Silpat Macaroon Baking Liner
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Capabunga wine reselaers look fabulous!
Tonya Hampton says
I'd love to try their Kids' Decorating Kit! My 3 kids would love it-they're very happy in the kitchen!
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The cooking bible looks interesting I usually use the Joy of Cooking but that book may be work checking out for new ideas
Rusty H says
I like the new Silpat Entremet.
Lori Williams says
Would love the Little OodleDoodle Kids Decorating Kit to do with my grandkids!! Thanks!
Elizabeth Turner says
I'd love to try the garlic peeler!
Dana Rodriguez says
The Fante's Cousin Nico's Cheese Grater is nice also.
JoAnn Brightman says
I'd like to try the
Flexpour Silicone 5 Cup Measuring and Mixing Cup
misty billman says
such useful products i would love to try the Little OodleDoodle Kids Decorating Kit,Helens Asian Kitchen Never-Stick Rice Paddle,HIC Cocktail Ice Ball Tray,Essentials Double Mesh Strainer and alot more ! great items
Yolk Hero Silicone Yolk Separator
Sheila M. says
I would like to try the Roses Silicon Baking Bowl and the Universal Pie Crust Shield.
Lisa Williams says
5 piece garnishing set,I've always wanted to be able to make the fancy garnish, it's so pretty.
Mai Drummond says
I love the CapaBunga wine resealers. These would be really helpful around my house.
Nichole Smith says
I'd like to try the Ergo Chef Pro Series Heavy-Duty Come-Apart Multi-Function Shears. I really need to stop using my fiskars in the kitchen.
Leslie Kiley says
I would love a set of the
Flexpour Silicone 5 Cup Measuring and Mixing Cups
I love how easy silicone is!
janet aycock says
i would like to try the HIC coffee accessories
I would like to try the wine resealers as we always need another sealer some nights. Thanks.
Ruth Griffeth says
I would love to buy the Helen Chen Asian Kitchen Sushi Maker, I love sushi, and would love to learn how to make it!
Tina F says
I would love to have the Crank Sifter as I grew up with my mom using this and I loved using it while I lived at home and also the 5 piece flowere garnish set
Anne Stewart says
The wine resealers look neat!
natalie Nichols says
I would love to try the Flexpour Silicone 5 Cup Measuring and Mixing Cup!
Hannah Avery says
The Baking Universal pie crust shield looks cool!
Margaret Smith says
I like to also try the Mrs Andersons Baking Silicone Egg Rings
Jamye Stark says
i want to try the CapaBunga Wine Resealers!!
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I like the flower power garnish set.
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Cathy French says
An item I would like to try is the Flexpour Silicone 5 Cup Measuring and Mixing Cup
Donna Cheatle says
I like the flower power decorative cutter set
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Get Real Nature Cheese Board and Spreaders
Nicky J says
I'd like to try the CapaBunga Wine Resealers
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i would like to try CapaBunga Wine Resealers
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So many wonderful products and I would love to try the Flexpour Silicon 5 cup measuring and mixing cup and Silpat cookie mat.
I'd like to try the chompsticks.
Mandy Hammons says
The cookie mat
jessica z says
I would like to try the Silpat Macaroon Baking Liner and The Pomegranate Tool!
The pie looks amazing
Amanda Alvarado says
I like the Mrs Andersons Baking Silicone Muffin Cups
michele garson says
The egg rings i have been looking all over for them
mary rutter says
I've always wanted to try a garlic peeler. Even after crushing the garlic under a knife, it's still a sticky pain to peel it!
Emilee Bond says
I would love to get the Little OodleDoodle kid's decorating kit. My daughter is so into helping me bake and would love this! Also I want to get the Silpat cookie mat. I'm just starting out in my baking and am starting from scratch collecting baking items. And I need it all! I have learned that baking takes away allot of the pain I have in my neck and back. And i'm going back to school, as a 32 year old woman. to get my AS in Pastry Arts!
Cynthia C says
I could use the Mrs Andersons Baking Universal Pie Crust Shield.
Terri S says
I would love the Helen Chens Asian Kitchen Xylan Wok.
I like their Zak Designs Garlic Peeler
robyn donnelly says
I like their non stick baking mats and bakeware. I like the silicon measuring spoons too.
would love the garlic peeler
Caroline L says
The garlic peeler
I like the garlic pealer.
Deborah Wellenstein says
I'd love to have the Flower Power 3 piece Decorative Cutter Set, and the Slipat Cookie Mat.
I need a new pastry mat and I'd love to try the dough roller. Thank you for the chance to win.
Andrea Troutman says
I'd like the wine resealers and the egg rings.
Devin M says
I would like the HIC ice pop makers
Jessica D says
I'd love to try the silpat macarron baking liner. I have a regular silpat and love it!!
trista hevey says
Zak Designs Garlic Peeler
Melissa S says
I would also love to have the ChocoNutCheese Grater, I think I would get a lot of use out of it in my kitchen.
I like the Little OodleDoodle Kids Decorating Kit and the Bring It Bulk Bags!
Ashley Elaine says
I am curious to see if The Pomegranate Tool works.
Helen May says
I would like to try the
Helen Chens Asian Kitchen Xylan Woks.
Aliza Biorn says
I would love the silicone baking cups or the Little OodleDoodle Kids Decorating Kit.
RoulPat Half Sheet
janice urffer says
Love to try out dough rollers
Trixi O says
There are so many nifty things! The Flexpour Silicone 5cup measuring & mixing bowl, Mrs Andersons Baking silicone muffin cups & Baking universal pie crust shield & the Silpat cookie mat. Those would be a great addition to my many baking tools I already have. Thanks for the chance to win!
Denise N. says
I really need a new flour sifter and I'm sure their's is really made to last, love any of their baking products and would like to try their parchment paper, I'm very particular about my parchment paper, they are not all created equal in my eyes!
Tanya White says
I would like to try the Silpat Cookie Mat
Megan Sutliff says
I'd also like to try the HIC Tortilla Bowl Maker! I love taco salad!
Mary Gardner says
I like the baking silicone egg rings!
I'd like to try the Silpat Cookie Mat
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I need the garlic peeler! It would save me a lot of time and mess!
Allison Woerner says
so many things I love! mostly silicone baking and cooking utensils. Also the ice pop makers and produce bags
Jessica Eluskie says
I would like to try the garlic peeler, yolk separator, and the suction base cheese grater
Deb Christie says
I would like to have the Silpat Cookie Mat
I'd love to try the Flower Power 5 Piece Garnishing Set to my my baked goods really pretty!
Amy Ledesma says
I love the reusable liners and the leaf cutters.
I like the Kebo Light Bottle Opener. Only one hand is needed to open a bottle.
Wendi S says
I would love to have the wooden roller pin. The classic version.
peggy fedison says
little oodle doodle kids decorating kit
Christa Lopez says
I love the Kebo Light Bottle Opener!
I would really like some silicone baking/muffin cups. I would also like to try the Silpat cookie mat.
Susan Broughton says
There are lots of things that I want and need but I would really like to have some of their Silpat liners whether the Macaroon Baking liner or the Cookie Mat. Either of them will work.
Barbara Adams says
The flexpour silicon is amazballs!
I love the cute flower cookie cutters.
I would like to try their Kebo Light Bottle Opener & the Yolk Hero Silicone Yolk Separtor
Sue J. says
I like the Roses Silicone Baking Bowl!
Kaycee @ My Crafty Zoo says
I'd love to have the Silpat Baking mat!
Jen F says
They have a lot of neat products. I would like to try the Little OodleDoodle Kids Decorating Kit.
Christina Guinn says
5 piece garnish set
Mrs P says
Apple has always been my fav but I have to make pumpkin and chocolate w/meringue for hubby and kids!
Mrs P says
I LOVE the leaves!!! So cute! But I need a new sheet to roll crust out on - mine is ancient!
Cindy Kong says
i would love to try this Yolk Hero Silicone Yolk Separator
Jen Bordo says
I'd like to try the Harold Import Co. Flower Power 3 Piece Decorative Cutter Set! Creative way to serve fruits and veggies to the kids!
Katie bang says
This would be great!
Jay A. says
This is such a nice giveaway. I don't know why but baking tools, baking, and those scents make me feel like I'm truly home.
Jen Bordo says
Oh the Mrs. Anderson's Pie Plate from Harold Import Co. does look sturdy like your review! PS Your pie recipe looks delicious!
I need a new silicone baking mat please
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Zak Designs Garlic Peeler
Michelle D says
I buy bulk a lot and the bring it bulk bags would certainly come in handy!
Krystal Waters says
I would like to try the Flexpour Silicone 5 Cup Measuring and Mixing Cup and the Flower Power 3 Piece Decorative Cutter Set.
Jessica Lodge says
I would love to have the The Pomegranate Tool for my son.
Lily Kwan says
I would like to try the Flower Power 5 Piece Garnishing Set!
Aaron B says
I would like Mrs Andersons Baking Silicone Muffin Cups.
PAT NIELSEN says
I LIKE THE COOKIE CUTTER
I love the Yolk Hero Silicone Yolk Separator!
Cortney Croxen says
My little guy has been into cooking lately. He would love to see these in action.
Jasmine P says
I would love to try the poachpod!
The Silpat cookie mats!
Billie Wilson says
I'd like to try the zak designs garlic peeler.
Heather Davidson says
This looks so delicious. Ive never made a homemade pie before, but I think im gonna try this year!
Michele Ash says
WOW! I'm Impressed! That's a nice looking pie! Just like the kind you purchase out! I make pies all the time, however, I've never put a top layer of pie crust on top, I always use crumbs on the top. I have a rolling pin and pie plates to use but none of that other fancy stuff which you received. I probably could make a pie with a top like that using my Christmas Cookie Cutters! I may just have to try it! We don't go anywhere for Christmas. We stay home and the kids will be playing w/whatever I get and I'll be online here and hubby will be sleeping on the couch. It's been this way since 2006! So, I'll be making a fancy pie for just us. Anyway, thanks for the recipe and showing us how you made your wonderful pie! I truly do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂