When you think of a Pie Recipe for the Holidays you tend to lean towards Apple, Pumpkin, Pecan and maybe Lemon Meringue…but today I have for you a NEW favorite that will make an appearance at your table year after year. This Cranberry Apple Pie recipe combines the traditional flavors of an Apple Pie but adds in the tart Cranberries to make a statement that your taste buds won’t soon forget. I was trying to think of other uses for cranberries besides sauce or using it in the stuffing for my Pork Tenderloin I prepared for you guys the other week, and I thought why not use them in a dessert?
Just look at that delicious filling guys! It really takes little time to make the filling and if you have one of these funky Apple Peeling Gadgets it really saves you a ton of time and headaches (I have had mine for YEARS and it is just as good as the day I got it). The pie filling uses a handful ingredients and can be whipped up quickly, and it doesn’t require ANY cooking prior to going in the oven to bake…SWEET!
Now, for this pie I DID make my own crust…a nice Fall pie like this deserved its own homemade crust, however you CAN use store bought if you want it to be quicker! You can find my Homemade Pie Crust Recipe here, along with my tips and tricks for the perfect crust every time! Check below for the full recipe and remember to save a slice for me!
- 3-4 medium Apples, peeled and sliced (I used 3 Cortland and 1 Gala)
- 1 1/2 c Cranberries, chopped (you can use frozen or fresh)
- 1 c Brown Sugar
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Ginger
- 1 Pie Crust (see pg for my homemade crust!)
- 1 egg yolk
- pinch of Salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- If using frozen cranberries remove them from the freezer and allow to thaw for 1-2 hours.
- Prepare pie crust and leave in fridge while you mix the pie filling.
- Sift together your brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Add vanilla and mix.
- Add apples and cranberries to sugar mixture and combine thoroughly.
- Add pie filling to your prepared crust and push down gently. If using my homemade crust you can add your top piece as a circle or cut into strips and weave like a lattice pattern (see photos).
- Whisk egg yolk and using a pastry brush gently brush the entire outer pie shell (this will give it a nice golden crust as it bakes)
- Bake pie on cookie sheet at 375 for about 20 minutes and then reduce heat to 350, bake until the apples are tender and crust is lightly brown (filling should be bubbling).
Here is one more just so you can see the full pie in all its delicious glory!
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