Dear SOS: Beginning around Thanksgiving and continuing into January, Cedar Creek Inn in Laguna Beach serves a dessert they call holiday pie. It is made with cranberries, walnuts, apples and cream cheese. It is outstanding.
Rancho Palos Verdes
Dear Sue: According to restaurant owners Lisa and Larry Ayres, this recipe originated with Larry’s mom at the original Cedar Creek Inn in Lake Arrowhead. It was a family recipe that was typically made with summer fruits and lemon curd but she decided to try a cranberry-apple layer with streusel topping for the winter holidays. It is served chilled.