Cranberry Apple Pie

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I can’t believe I don’t have more pie recipes on my blog. I guess it’s because I don’t make a ton of pies at home, but I certainly like to eat them! I got a new pie plate recently, so I am eager to try it out on a few holiday recipes!

Let’s start with this Cranberry Apple Pie. I picked up a container of Craisins a couple weeks ago and discovered that I actually really liked dried cranberries. It surprised me because I rarely find myself reaching for cranberry flavors, and certainly never cranberry sauce.

This is the second recipe I have prepared with cranberries this week, and I must say, I am in love. The cranberry flavors in this pie nicely offset the tartness of the apples. Plus, when combined with a brown sugar streusel, the flavors just really come together.

I chose to do a brown sugar crisp topping because I prefer the texture of a crisp when it comes to apple pie. Plus, let’s face it, getting a pretty and perfect pie crust just takes work (and skills I don’t have).

I always say, don’t fear the pie crust, and I mean that! Practice makes perfect. I’ve found that rolling out the crust between two sheets of wax paper, helps prevent the crust from cracking apart, and makes it easier to flip.

I’ve tried multiple pie crust recipes, but I always fall back to Pioneer Women’s perfect pie crust which uses Crisco instead of butter. I made a gluten-free version on my blog as well. It just so happens that a few of my fellow food bloggers have pie crust recipes you should check out here and here. This recipes only requires a single pie crust, but I usually make the double and then freeze the other one.

For the apples, I sliced them thin, but in larger pieces so that when I laid them down in the crust, they are in layers. Apple pie filling is seriously so easy to make. I add some lemon juice, seasonings like cinnamon and nutmeg and most importantly, brown sugar and maple syrup. Don’t skip out on those!

Nothing beats a good apple pie, this is spruced up a bit for the holiday season!

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Cranberry Apple Pie

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Description

A cranberry apple pie crisp flavored with maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. Topped with a crunchy brown sugar frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust, prepared for baking

For the filling

  • 56 Medium apples, sliced
  • 1 C Dried cranberries
  • 1/2 C Walnuts, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 C Flour
  • 1/2 C Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg

For the streusel

  • 1 C Oatmeal
  • 1/2 C Flour
  • 1/2 C Brown sugar
  • 1/4 C Walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 C Unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare your favorite pie crust. If the recipes make two crusts, freeze one for next time. Place pie crust in pie plate.
  3. Peel apples and slice thin into stripes. Combines sliced apples and cranberries in a medium size bowl. Squeeze lemon juice over apples and toss to coat apples.
  4. Add flour, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. Gently toss apples to coat.
  5. Pour apple filling into pie crust.
  6. To prepare the streusel, combine flour, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Use cold butter and cut into smaller chunks. Use a pastry cutter or two forks to press the butter into the dry ingredients to create a crumbly mixture.
  7. Pour streusel over top of apple pie. Bake for 35-40 minutes at 350°F. If the crust is browning too fast, put a piece of tin foil over the top of the pie. Remove from oven and allow to cool before cutting.

Recipes from my friends:

Apple Cranberry Pull Apart Bread from Pint Sized Baker

Apple Cranberry Cheesecake Pie Bites from Julie’s Eats and Treats

Apple Cranberry Cheesecake Bars from Kitchen Meets Girls

Other recipes you might like:

Cranberry Maple Walnut Scones

 Peach Raspberry Pie

 Almond Cherry Coconut Crisp

 Gluten-Free Raspberry Crisp

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