Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes – Cranberry Apple Pie

Last night I served the Handsome Husband a slice of this Cranberry Apple Pie, and he totally freaked out and asked for another slice before he had even fished his first one. Now how is that for an endorsement?

Make this pie for Thanksgiving, and people will be raving about it for YEARS.

Ingredients for Pie

4 large tart apples, sliced thin {I used Granny Smith}
2 cups cranberries {fresh or frozen}
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Ingredients for Pie Crust

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup vegetable shorting
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold water


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Combine pie crust ingredients together, divide in half, roll into a ball, use the palm of your hand to flatten crust to about 1 inch. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.  Roll out 1 crust and line a pie plate with it.

Combine filling ingredients in a large bowl and toss to coat.  Pour filling into crust lined pie plate and add second {flattened} crust. Crimp edges of pie crust together {or break out the leaf cookie cutters} and brush with egg wash. Sprinkle a little bit of coarse sugar* over the top.

Place pie on a lined cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or until juices are bubbling.

I used a pie protector* on this pie because I was worried about the decorative edge browning to early.

I also used mini leaf cookie cutters.*

Looking for more pie recipes? Pie: 300 Tried-and-True Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pie* By Ken Haedrich rocks! The book has great reviews and it has 300 pie recipes in it to keep you busy all year long.

*Direct link to an Amazon product.

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  1. says

    Thankyou, I have just saved this recipe, I am hoping my apple trees produce lots this summer and I am looking for more recipes. I love your little leaves, so cute. Have a great thanksgiving

  2. LaToya says

    Hi, Miss Mavis.
    I am attempting a pie this year. For the first time ever. And it’s going to be this one. I have bunches of cranberries that I got for cheap with coupons down at the Walmart.
    I was thinking about you recently – I ran in to your friend Amberlina at the Krispy Kreme Halloween thing. I was going to say something to her, but I was afraid that would be kinda stalkerazzi.

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