Just look at this beautiful pie!
My cousin Elaine and I learned lots of old fashioned ways to cook from our Ukrainian Grandmother and have many shared memories of rolling out and cutting egg noodles for her chicken noodle soup with cinnamon ( I still put that in mine) and her most amazing recipe for happiness, Black Cherry Soda & Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies every afternoon after her stories. (you remember soap operas.. right?) That combo can fix pretty much anything that comes up.
Elaine however apparently didn’t inherit the clumsy part of the gene pool. Just look at that gorgeous lattice crust! I can’t do that at all! She posted this on Facebook and I just had to have the recipe. When I make it, it won’t look this pretty so I stole her photo. Isn’t National Pie Day coming up sometimes soon? Really you don’t need an excuse. Apples and cranberries have all kinds of wonderful healthy things about them so just make it and eat salad that day.
Apple Cranberry Pie Recipe
- 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup water
- 4 cups sliced peeled tart apples (I have this apple peeler and love it!)
- Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
- 1 egg white, beaten
- 1 tablespoon water
- Additional sugar
- Preheat Oven to 375°
- In a large saucepan, combine the cranberries, sugar, cornstarch and water.
- Let stand for 15 minutes, bring to a boil stirring occasionally.
- Stir in apples and cook until the apples soften. Set saucepan in a pan of cold water for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Meanwhile, line a deep pie plate with bottom pastry.
- Pour filling into crust.
- Top with remaining pastry or a lattice crust (see below) If using a full top crust, cut a few slits into it or use a cookie cutter to make it fancy.
- Beat egg white and water until foamy; brush over top pastry.
- Sprinkle with sugar
- Bake at 375° for 45-55 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.
- Cool completely
- Hide from Elaine’s GIANT brothers!
You will have to look at this video to figure out the lattice work. It really doesn’t look that hard so maybe I need to try it!
True confessions I do use the store bought crust.. I just can NOT make pie crust and this stuff is so good no one will ever know your secret.. shhhhhh!!!
If you are going to make your own pie crust then you are going to need a rolling pin, I recommend this one if you don’t already have one, it’s really cool! The Joseph Joseph 16.5-Inch Adjustable Wood Rolling Pin, Multi-Color,
Need a pie plate? Lots of options, if this is your first one I recommend getting one of these all purpose pyrex one’s. You can use them for the chili dip I make, quiche or any pies of course.
Thanks Elaine! Now I will be able to find and make this recipe whenever I want to!