Perfectly Simple Apple Cranberry Pie

19
Cindy Smith Bryson

By
@cindyluhooskitchen

This is a relatively quick and easy pie for your holiday table, especially so if you use a refrigerated (prepared) pie crust. I like to use a lattice top to showcase the colorful berries but please make this pie your own with your fave top crust. The yummy taste combination with the tartness of cranberries paired with the sweetness of apples will give your taste buds a tingle! Your only spice to add is apple pie spice. That and a dash of vanilla and a splash of RUM, who can resist? Who would even want to?!?

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We love sweet and tart desserts and this pie hit the spot! Apples and cranberries are a fantastic flavor combination. Add the buttery, sweet aroma of the rum and you have one delicious pie. The crispy lattice across the top gives a flaky cinnamon sugar spice to each bite. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and you have a divine slice of pie.

Note: Make sure to use a shallower, traditional, shallower 9-inch pie plate and not a deep dish plate when preparing. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8 - 10
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 3 c
    sweet or tart sweet apples; cored, peeled, and sliced
  • 1 c
    cranberries; fresh, chopped
  • 2/3 c
    white sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    (heaping) apple pie spice
  • 2 tsp
    rum (cook's choice) or rum extract to taste
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2
    refrigerated pie crust or your own pastry for double crust pie
  • 1
    egg; whipped for crust wash
  • 1 Tbsp
    heavy whipping cream

How to Make Perfectly Simple Apple Cranberry Pie

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Wash and dry cranberries and coarsely chop.
  3. Peel apples, wash and core them.
  4. Slice apples into nice even slices.
  5. Combine apples and chopped cranberries in medium-size bowl.
  6. Toss with sugar, flour, and apple pie spice.
  7. Pour rum and vanilla into bowl and stir lightly to distribute.
  8. Press a pie crust into a traditional shallow 9-inch pan. Do not use a deep dish pie plate.
  9. Pour your apple mixture into crust.
  10. Roll out the second crust. Cut into even strips
  11. Interweave in a basket pattern to form a lattice top.
  12. Flute the edge of bottom pie crust to cover the strips.
  13. Whisk the egg wash with cream to combine.
  14. Using a pastry brush, wash the top of the pie with egg/cream wash.
  15. Sprinkle some cinnamon over wash (optional).
  16. Place pie on cookie sheet. Cover lightly with foil. Cook at 450 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove foil and reduce heat to 350 degrees. Bake for another 40 minutes. Let pie cool for several hours on cooling rack prior to slicing to serve.

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About Perfectly Simple Apple Cranberry Pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: A+ Apple Pie
Hashtags: #apple, #Cranberry, #pie




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