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When you think of Christmas pie you may think of pumpkin or pecan pie, but I think of Cranberry Apple Pie. Many years ago my (ex) brother-in-law introduced me to this fabulous variation of an apple pie and I will forever be grateful! Whenever we spend Christmas with family I am asked to make this pie. After all these years when I think of Christmas pies I think of Cranberry Apple Pie.Cranberry Apple Pie

 

I always use the pie pastry recipe from King Arthur – you can’t beat it. Perhaps it’s the fact that they only use butter, but the crust is always flaky and delicious. If you have your own pie crust recipe that’s fine, but I strongly suggest checking out the pie pastry recipe on the King Arthur site.

 

Christmas Pies: Cranberry Apple Pie

 

Ingredients:

 

Use a basic pie crust recipe for a double crust 9” pie.

1 cup sugar

2 Tbsp flour

¼ tsp salt

2 cups cranberries

½ cup raisins (optional)

4 tart apples (Pippin or Granny Smith work best), peeled, cored and thinly sliced

Freshly grated zest of one orange

2 Tbsp unsalted butterIngredients for Cranberry Apple Pie

 

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Roll out your pasty for the bottom crust and line a 9” pie pan. Roll out top crust an set aside.

In a large bowl stir together the sugar, flour, and salt. Add the cranberries, raisins, apples and orange zest. Toss to mix well. Pile the fruit mixture into the pastry lined pan and dot with bits of butter.Cranberry Apple Pie

 

Cover with the top crust, trim and flute the edges. Cut a few vents in the top.Cranberry Apple Pie

 

Bake 20 minutes at 425 degrees and then reduce the heat to 350 degrees. Continue to bake until the crust is browned and the fruits are tender – about 40-50 minutes.Christmas Pies, Cranberry Apple Pie

 

Perfect to enjoy at the end of your holiday meal! Christmas Pies, Cranberry Apple Pie

 

Always good to the last bite!Cranberry Apple Pie

11 comments on “Christmas Pies: Cranberry Apple

Naomi S. on December 4, 2016 2:13 am

Oh,my gosh, I have to make that cranberry-apple pie! It looks SO yummy!

nancy on December 4, 2016 6:15 am

I make a crustless cranberry pie, yummy! Also a cornmeal cranberry tart, delish too!

Nancy Wolff on December 5, 2016 12:32 pm

Nancy,
A crustless cranberry pie sounds delicious!

Charlene Asay on December 7, 2016 11:47 pm

Yum! I have never thought of tossing cranberries in with a apple pie. Sounds Delish!

Nancy Wolff on December 8, 2016 12:13 pm

Charlene,
Cranberies are a wonderful addition!

Linda Nelson on December 9, 2016 12:04 pm

It’s one of my favorite pies to make at Christmas time. Yours looks delicious.

Jess on December 11, 2016 2:12 am

Well this sounds tasty!

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Miz Helen on December 12, 2016 3:38 am

Your Cranberry Apple Pie will be perfect for Christmas, it looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
Miz Helen

April J Harris on December 12, 2016 4:31 pm

I love the sound of this pie, Nancy and it looks delicious too! There are so many lovely ingredients – I especially like the addition of the raisins. Thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul. Hope to ‘see’ you again this week!

Nancy Wolff on December 12, 2016 4:51 pm

April,
this pie is delicious with or without the raisins!

swathi on December 13, 2016 12:36 am

This cranberry apple pies looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.

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