Cranberry Apple Pie (And Perfecting Your Pie Crust!)

apple cranberry pie recipe

Ooh, boy, are y’all in for a treat today! It’s pie time!

I’m a bit of a pie snob. I used to think that I didn’t like pie, but no. I just don’t care for store bought pie crust all that much. It’s so bland and boring. Thick, flaky, homemade crust is where it’s at!

cranberry apple pie

But, but, but…it’s so hard. I’ve failed at many a pie crust. In fact, just this Thanksgiving, I tossed a couple of crusts out after blind baking them (they were awful!) and opted for a graham cracker crust because I had overworked and ruined the dough. Usually I get it right, but sometimes I don’t. I keep trying though!

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I was super excited to take this Perfecting The Perfect Pie Crust class from Craftsy.

I’ve had my eye on their classes for awhile and I was excited to try one out. The pie crust class was about 3 hours in length, broken up into 7 manageable lessons. That’s a lot of learning, you guys!

I learned why my last pie crust failed…it was because I used shortening in the food processor. I love the food processor for pie dough, but apparently frozen butter works best if you go that route! We were also taught to make three different types of dough, learned all about rolling the dough out, blind baking a crust, thickeners, and decorating the crust. The instructor, Evan, even shared her apple pie recipe with us.

rolling the dough

I loved that I was able to take this course online when it was convenient for me. The Craftsy class area has a section for notes, for downloaded materials from your instructor, and best of all, you can comment right to the side of the video and get responses from your instructor!

You can check out the pie crust recipe I used for this delicious Cranberry Apple Pie over on Craftsy. In the meantime, be sure to scroll down for my filling recipe.

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I absolutely loaded this pie up with tart apples, cranberries, and a bit of sweet brown sugar. The flavor was sweet and tart and perfect for this time of year! I think I’ll be making this again for Christmas dinner.

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cranberry apple pie recipe

Cranberry Apple Pie

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 65 minutes Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Serves 1 pie     adjust servings


  • 7 tart apples (I used a mix of Granny Smith and Pink Lady)
  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • juice of half a lemon
  • pie crust
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
  • sprinkling of granulated sugar, for crust


  1. Peel and slice the apples into 1/8 inch thick slices. Add to a large mixing bowl and squeeze lemon juice over the top.
  2. Stir in the cranberries, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Toss to combine well.
  3. Place one pie crust in a pie pan. Add apple mixture to the crust. It will seem like you have way too many apples, but just mound them up as high as you can.
  4. Top with the remaining piece of pie crust and seal the edges. Slice 4 1-inch slits in the top pie crust to vent.
  5. Brush with the egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 and continue baking for 45 minutes.
  7. Cover edges of pie crust with foil if they start browning too quickly.
  8. Cool completely before slicing and serving.


Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 1488kcal Calories from fat 29
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 633mg 26%
Carbohydrate 364g 121%
Dietary Fiber 53g 212%
Sugars 258g
Protein 10g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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