Apple Cranberry Crumb Pie
Take a classic apple pie and throw in some cranberries....and what do you have?? A totally delicious holiday flavored pie!
Servings: 8 servings
- 1 recipe pie dough I have several options in this post, or buy one!
- 8 cup apples, peeled, cored and sliced I prefer the classic granny smith apple for this recipe. If you like another, use it!
- 1 cup cranberries
- ½ cup granulated
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
- ½ cup oats
- 6 tablespoons butter, chilled and cut in small chunks
- ½ cup brown sugar I prefer a dark brown here.
- ½ cup walnuts
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- pinch ground cloves
Let's start with the crumb topping.Combine whole wheat flour, brown sugar, butter and walnuts into small food processor. Pulse until the butter is blended but still in small chunks. Add in oats and pulse a few more times. Place in fridge.Roll your pie dough for the bottom crust. I made mine in a 8 inch deep dish pan. Crimp edges as you choose. Place dough in fridge or freezer to rest before filling and baking.Preheat oven to 375 degrees.Start peeling, coring and slicing apples. Because my pie dish was a deeper dish, I sliced my apples a little more thin than I normally would. Add them to a good sized bowl. Add in remaining ingredients. Mix well. Pour filling into pan. Top with crumb topping. Mine was a tall pie, so you will have to add the crumb carefully. If there is extra, place in a ziplock bag and place in freezer.Bake pie until it is a dark golden brown on top and apples are tender. I check for doneness but inserting a fork carefully into center of your pie. You want the apples to be tender, but not mushy. There is a fine line! Remember they will continue to cook a touch when you remove from oven as well. Once it's finished, remove from oven and set on cooling rack. You can serve right away, let it cool a few hours or let it set in the fridge overnight (my favorite way to do it).Serve it on it's own, or with ice cream, whip cream or a pastry cream. All are amazing options. Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!