Cranberry Apple Pie and Pie Week Giveaway

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This double crusted cranberry apple pie is full of a melt-in-your-mouth fruit filling and covered in flaky pastry dough.  Wow your Thanksgiving guests with this holiday pie.

Cranberry Apple Pie

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After making my Fancy Holiday Chocolate Pecan Pie, I couldn’t wait to use my new pan again.  And since I knew I wanted this pie to be another showstopper, I decided it was time to overcome my fear of top-layer pie crust.  I had to go big or go home.

Cranberry Apple Pie

As I mentioned before, I am up to my ears in cranberries so it wasn’t hard to decide to use them in a pie.  I’ve had huge success with cranberries and apples before so I figured that  a cranberry apple pie would be perfect.   I used the same base dough as the pecan pie but went to Cooks Illustrated for the method of putting the pie together.  It gave me a lot more confidence in putting this dessert together to have very clearly laid out instructions.  And excuse me while I do pat myself on the back for a second because look at that gorgeous crust!

Cranberry Apple Pie

I’m almost sad that Pie Week is ending because I think I just got hooked on pies.

Cranberry Apple Pie
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Cranberry Apple Pie

Serves 8
Requires 1 13.75 x 4.25 tart pan (this ten dollar pan from Amazon does the job)

Pie adapted from Cooks Illustrated

Ingredients:

2/3 recipe of 1 double crusted pie crust (I used this Martha Stewart recipe)

Cranberry Filling:

4 ounces (~1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries)
2 ounces (~1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon) granulated sugar
1 fluid ounce fresh lemon juice (~1/2 lemon)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 fluid ounce water

Apple Filling:

1 3/4 pound (~3 – 4) granny smith apples, peeled and sliced
1 3/4 ounces (~1/2 cup) granulated sugar
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt

Finishing:

1 egg white at room temperature, lightly whisked
1 teaspoon granulated sugar

Directions:

Prepare pie crust according to recipe directions and chill dough until ready to use
When ready to bake, place a baking sheet on the lowest rack of oven and pre-heat to 425 degrees
Prepare cranberry filling; cook cranberries, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and salt in a small heavy duty saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally; cook for several minutes or until all cranberries have burst and filling is thick; remove from heat, stir in water,  and set aside to cool
Prepare cranberry filling; combine apples, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and salt in a large microwaveable bowl; cover with seran wrap and microwave for 6 minutes, stopping occasionally to stir; apples should be slightly softened and limp when done; set aside to cool
Roll half of dough out in a long rectangle (at least 16 inches long and 7 inches wide), dough should be ~1/8 inch thick
Carefully press dough into tart pan, tightly into corners and edges; cut off any crust that hangs over more than 1/2 inch; wrap in seran wrap and chill in refrigerator for thirty minutes
Roll other half of dough out in a long rectangle (at least 16 inches long and 7 inches wide), dough should be ~1/8 inch thick; place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and lightly cover with seran wrap; chill in refrigerator until ready for use
Once fillings have cooled and pie crust has been chilled for allotted thirty minutes, put together pie; gently spread cranberry filling along bottom of crust; carefully top with apple filling
Carefully top pie with remaining dough; use your fingers to pinch dough from both layers together around the edges
Brush egg white over top layer of crust (you do not need to use all of it) and sprinkle with sugar; use a sharp knife to cut three or four openings into top layer of crust, about 1/2 inch each
Place pie on baking sheet that has been in oven and bake on lowest rack for 30 minutes or until crust is a nice golden brown
Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees and bake for 25 minutes or until filling is bubbling
Set aside to cool before serving
Pie can be stored tightly wrapped in foil at room temperature up to two days

Cranberry Apple Pie
And let me just say, we are ending Pie Week on a high here because I have ANOTHER extra special giveaway, this time from Kitchen Aid!

Thank you so much to Kitchen Aid for sponsoring this giveaway!
And if you haven’t entered them yet, there is still a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift certificate and a Cabot Cheese / King Arthur Flour package!

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18 Responses to “Cranberry Apple Pie and Pie Week Giveaway”

  1. Jennifer | Bake or Break November 22, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    That IS a gorgeous crust! I have some cranberry baking in the works, but I really want to veer of my planned path and make this pie.

  2. Audra | The Baker Chick November 22, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    I love that pie pan! I am not surprised you were looking for more chances to use it! Cranberry and Apples are the perfect festive blend- I’m sure this was absolutely delicious!

  3. Carla @ Carlas Confections November 22, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    That pie looks really amazing! I love the different shape! So cool :)

  4. DessertForTwo November 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    My grandma loves cranberry apple pie! What a throwback! I gotta make this :)

  5. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie November 22, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    I’ve never made a not-round pie. It looks so fun!

  6. Rebecca {foodie with family} November 22, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    I crave cranberry all the time, and putting it into an apple pie -AND A GORGEOUS PIE AT THAT!- is something I’ve never tried. Off to remedy THAT right now!

  7. Joanne November 23, 2013 at 7:34 am #

    I love that you made your pies rectangular. High crust to filling ratio, which is always a good thing. So pretty!

  8. Tracey November 24, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    The cranberry apple pie from CI is one of my favorites, especially for Thanksgiving! The filling has such a a gorgeous color, and yes, your crust is perfection! :)

  9. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots December 2, 2013 at 2:45 am #

    What a festive pie! :D I love that flavor combo, too.

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