Celebrate the holidays with this delicious homemade apple cranberry pie. Filled with caramelized cinnamon apples and cranberries and a flaky, golden pie crust. There is fresh fruit flavor in every bite!
Prep Time: 30minutes
Cook Time: 1hour5minutes
Total Time: 1hour35minutes
1 pie dish
29" pie crusts
6cupssliced apples(about 4 apples, honey crisp or granny smith)
Filling: Combine apples, lemon juice, almond extract and cinnamon in a large bowl. Gently fold in cranberries.
Add the butter to a small saucepan and melt over medium heat. Then whisk in flour, stirring continuously. Next add the water, sugar and brown sugar. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring consistently for 2 minutes, or until not longer gritty. Add an extra Tablespoon of water if needed to thin. Then immediately pour over apple filling and toss to combine. It will clump a little and that's okay.
Roll out the crust on a lightly floured surface. Then place into a 9" pie pan. Then place the apple filling inside and then lay the 2nd crust over the top. Press the two pie crusts together and then flute the edges or press down with a fork. Cut a couple slits into the top of the pie with a knife.
If desired you can add an egg wash on top. Whisk 1 egg or egg white with 1 Tablespoon of water. Brush over the top of the pie before baking for a shiny golden finish.
Place pie dish onto a baking sheet and then place in the oven. Bake for 65 minutes. If the crust is browning too fast, cover with foil.
Remove pie from oven and allow to cool completely (about 4 hours).
Serve the pie with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on top if desired.
My favorite pie crust: https://www.iheartnaptime.net/easy-pie-crust-recipe/Alternatively you could use a crumb topping instead of another pie crust on top: https://www.iheartnaptime.net/crumble-topping/Recipe adapted from Mels Kitchen Cafe