This pie is a combination of apple, cranberries and walnuts. While this pie is a good choice anytime, I like to make this for religious holidays to keep it as special treat. The combination of fruits and nuts satisfies the craving for a more traditional pie while providing a unique blend of flavors and textures. I like to use pie dough from the dairy aisle, but a made from scratch crust recipe can be found below. My crusts are so awful my family scoops the filling out and leaves the crust behind. Enjoy!
- 1 Two Crust Pie Shell I used one from the dairy case
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 pounds tart cooking apples peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch slices (5- 1/2 cups)
- 2 cups cranberries
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons butter cut into small pieces
- Sugar or coarse sugar
- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
- Prepare and roll out Two Crust Pie Shell pastry. Line a 9-inch pie plate with half of the pastry.
- In a small bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. In a large bowl combine the apples, cranberries (reserving 1 cranberry for the garnish) and 1/2 cup walnuts. Sprinkle sugar mixture over the fruit. Toss to combine. Spoon mixture into pastry-lined pie plate. Dot with butter.
- Cut slits in remaining pastry to allow steam to escape. Place pastry on filling. Trim both overhangs to an even 1 inch all the way around. Tuck the crusts under and flute the edges. Lightly brush pastry with a little milk and sprinkle with additional sugar. Cut a slit in center of pastry; place the 1 reserved cranberry in slit. Sprinkle the 1 tablespoon walnuts around the cranberry. To prevent overbrowning, cover edge of pie with foil.
- Place pie plate on middle shelf in oven; place foil-lined baking sheet on lower rack beneath pie. Bake in a 325 degrees F. oven for 1 hour. Remove foil. Bake 30 to 45 minutes more or until fruit is tender, filling is bubbly and crust is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack at least 2 hours before serving. Makes 8 servings.
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