Apple Cranberry Pie Recipe

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apple cranberry pie recipe

This is a great combination of fall flavors with the tart cranberries offsetting the sweetness of the apples. Outside of the crust this is a very simple recipe to put together.
I cheated on this one and used a store bought pie crust. If you looking for a good pie recipe for the upcoming Thanksgiving Day holiday give this one a try; it’s really good.

Adapted from ocean spray

Apple Cranberry Pie Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: one 9 inch pie
Ingredients
  • 4 cups apples (peeled and sliced)
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or almonds
  • Pie crust for a 2 crust pie (favorite recipe or store bought)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. In a large bowl staring with the apple slices mix all the ingredients together using a wood spoon until well combined.
  3. apples and cranberries
  4. apples and cranberries pie filling
  5. Place one crust into the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate, tilt the bowl over the crust and spoon the apple mixture into the crust, and cover with the other crust, cutting several slits in the crust to vent it.
  6. unbaked apples and cran berry pie
  7. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown and place on a wire rack to cool.
  8. (if edges on the pie start to get to dark cover edges with aluminum foil)
  9. Tip: I cover the edges with aluminum foil right from the start and then remove the foil toward the end of the baking cycle.

baked apples and cranberry pie

How to Make Apple Pie

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apple pie with ice cream

 Warning-Warm apple pie with ice cream is so good it has to be evil.

My apple trees set fruit so heavy this year there branches were almost breaking so I couldn’t let the season go by without making at least one apple pie. My original thought was to make an additional apple pie for Thanksgiving; along with a pumpkin-but because I was not able to keep my hands off of the first one I decided I would table the idea and just make 1 pumpkin pie instead. I guess my thinking is if it’s not there I won’t be tempted to eat it.

Making homemade apple pie is really simple. Most of the work is in the preparation for the pie crust. Other than that it is mostly peeling and slicing the apples, applying the seasoning, and baking the pie. You can use your favorite pie crust recipe, or use the store bought refrigerated crusts for a 9 inch pie. For the filling in this pie I used Instant Tapioca, but that is optional, you can also use flour instead.

Tip: One of the things I like to do when making a pie that has a top crust, is cover the edges with aluminum foil to keep them from browning to quickly; you would be surprised at the difference this makes.

How to Make Apple Pie
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: makes 1 pie
Ingredients
  • 1 set of 9 inch pie crusts (your favorite recipe or store bought)
  • 2 tablespoons Instant Tapioca (or 2 tablespoons of flour)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 cups apples (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Prepare the apples and place them into a large bowl. Gently mix in all the ingredients except for the butter and pie crust. Let the mixture rest for about 15 minutes while you are preparing the crust.
  3. sliced apples
  4. Lightly spray a 9 inch pie plate with cooking spray and spread the bottom crust over the bottom and up the sides of the dish. Distribute the apple mixture evenly over the crust. Shave butter in thin slices on top of the apples and then lay the second crust on top, and seal the edges. Cut several slit in the crust for venting.
  5. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy

apple pie

Apple Crisp Recipe

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Apple crisp is the perfect recipe for fall or winter and is a great way to make use of extra apples. If its fall, or if you just have an abundance of apples, this recipe is perfect for you. This recipe gets most of its flavor from spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. Apple crisp is very easy to make and it goes perfect with ice cream.

Apple Crisp Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 4 granny smith apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅓ cup butter (softened)
Instructions
  1. Put sliced apples in the bottom of an 8” square baking dish. In a medium bowl combine brown sugar, flour, rolled oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter. Mix well and spread crumble mixture evenly over apples.
  2. Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.