Cin's Splendid Apple-Cranberry Pie

Straws Kitchen

By
@CinCooks

I made up this recipe for ME as I like pie too... I needed a sweet treat that was made with Splenda so I could have it, (not to mention how much I love cranberry and apple together...or by themselves).

Make enough pastry dough for a double-crust pie. I used my Aunt Maxine's pie crust recipe (I've already posted in on JAP).

I barely got to eat this because everyone in the fam wanted to 'try' it... right, it was gone in no time.

If you try making it, I hope you enjoy it as much as we all did.


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Serves:

8 to 10 (larg deep dish pie plate)

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This apple pie recipe has so much flavor! I love the mix of apples and cranberry. The strawberry nectar and the extracts make this really delicious. Top with some ice cream and everyone will gobble this up.

Ingredients

3 large
fugi apples
Fruit Fresh
juice of 1/2 a lemon
3/4 c
Splenda
1/3 c
dried cranberries (plumped)
1/4 c
flour
1/3 c
Jumex Strawberry Nectar (diet)
1 tsp
ground saigon cinnamon
1/2 tsp
sea salt
1/8 tsp
freshly zested nutmeg
1
capful each: rum, almond & butter extracts
butter (to dot top of pie, before placing top crust on)
pastry: make enough dough for a double-crust pie

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375. Place one pastry in bottom of a 10" round deep-dish pie plate.
2
Peel, core and cut apples into chunks. Sprinkle with Fruit Fresh and squirt with lemon juice (to keep from turning brown); hand-toss to mix.
3
Add Splenda, cranberries, Nectar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and extracts to apple chunks and hand-toss to mix.
4
Pour the apple mixture into crust and dot with butter. Place top crust on, crimp edges, sprinkle some Splenda over top crust and place in oven on top of a cookie sheet or aluminum foil to catch drips (if any).
5
Bake for 55 minutes.

Cover edges of crust for the last 20 minutes of baking time, so the crust edges don't get too brown.
6
Serve hot from the oven with vanilla ice cream (pie was also "splendid" served at room temperature).

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Collection: A+ Apple Pie