I have shared this recipe before but when I think of the perfect Christmas Pie I don’t think of a pumpkin pie or a pecan pie, I think of Cranberry Apple Pie. My (ex) brother-in-law shared this recipe with me many year ago and I have been faithfully making it every year since then. I am so thankful he shared the recipe with me so many years ago.

Use the pie pastry recipe from King Arthur – it’s the best pie dough recipe. Perhaps it is because it only uses butter, but the crust is always flaky and delicious. I admit I have also used store bought piecrust as well and the results are also good. I’ve never had any complaints about this pie!the perfect Christmas pie

The Perfect Christmas Pie: Cranberry Apple Pie




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 butterthe perfect Christmas pie, Ingredients 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, the perfect Christmas pie

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

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

Always good to the last bite!Cranberry Apple Pie, the perfect Christmas pie

10 comments on “The Perfect Christmas Pie

Lisa L on December 15, 2018 1:09 pm

Looks delicious! I have never tried cranberry apple pie…will have to make this. 🙂
Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Nancy Wolff on December 16, 2018 4:51 pm

It’s a great pie! 🙂

Cindy on December 16, 2018 5:11 am

Sounds so yummy!

Of Goats and Greens on December 16, 2018 4:49 pm

This sounds really really good… yes, I’d leave out the raisins but everything else… you got me fascinated.

Nancy Wolff on December 16, 2018 4:51 pm

Of Goats and Greens, I have made this pie without the raisins and it is just as good!

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on December 18, 2018 2:10 pm

It looks so moist and sweet and delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner link up! Have a wonderful week!

Erlene on December 21, 2018 2:45 am

Oh, that looks like a great combo of flavors. Thanks for sharing this recipe on MM. Pinned.

Miz Helen on December 22, 2018 10:23 pm

It really looks delicious and is the perfect Christmas Pie! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
Miz Helen

April J Harris on December 23, 2018 6:34 pm

I love to have pies at Christmas. Your Apple and Cranberry Pie looks absolutely wonderful, Nancy. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you at the Christmas edition of the party which is open now! I’m featuring this post at the party this week! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Nancy Wolff on December 23, 2018 11:26 pm

Thank you for featuring my Apple Cranberry Pie! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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