Recipes ofStephanie Searor, MS RD LDN RYT-200

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Dietitian passionate about helping people fall back in love with their bodies and their relationship with food

Apple-Cranberry Pie

Sunday, November 10, 2019
Total time
2 hours
Preparation time
1 hour

This decadent pie hits all the right spots; sweet and tart, with a rich pate-brisee crust (oh, you so fancy). You'll wow your guests/friends/family/all of the people with this beautiful fall dessert.

or2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, unbleached (not self-rising)
or2 teaspoons granulated sugar
or1 teaspoon Kosher salt
or2 sticks cold salted butter, cut into small pieces
or1/2 cup ice water
or12 ounces raw cranberries (one bag)
or1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
or1/2 cup fresh orange juice + zest (about 2 oranges)
or6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, sliced
or1/4 cup granulated sugar
or1/4 cup lemon juice
or2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
or1 teaspoon allspice (optional)
or2 tablespoons salted butter, cut into small pieces
or1 tablespoon coarse sanding sugar (for topping the pie, optional)
or1 tablespoon milk (for brushing the pie)
First, prepare the crust; in a bowl, combine the first four ingredients (flour, salt, sugar, and butter). Cut together with two knives or a pastry cutter until the butter is incorporated; it will look lumpy and sandy. Slowly add water until the crust comes together; the humidity in your kitchen will determine how much water you need to add.
Split the dough into two balls, flatten down and wrap each disk in plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
For the cranberry base; in a medium saucepan, combine the cranberries, 1 cup sugar, orange juice and orange zest. Cook over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, or until the cranberries have burst and the mixture starts to thicken. Set aside and let cool.
For the apples; toss together the apples, 1/4 cup sugar, lemon juice, flour, and allspice (if using), making sure all of the apples are evenly coated.
To assemble the pie; remove the crusts from the refrigerator. Roll out each crust to fit a pie pan (whatever size you have). Place one crust in the pan. Spread the cranberry compote over the bottom of the crust. Pour the apples on top.
Dot the apples with the two tablespoons of butter. Roll the top crust over and crimp the edges together. Cut a few holes for steam to escape. Brush the crust with a little milk and dust with coarse sanding sugar.
Bake the pie for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Lower the heat to 375 and bake for an additional 50 minutes, or until filling is brown and bubbly. If the crust is browning too quickly you can tent with foil.
Let the pie rest for at least two hours. This can be done a day ahead and reheated in a 375 oven for 20 minutes prior to serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream for optimal deliciousness.
Nutritional information
Per 100 gPer portion (316 g)% DRI
Energy195 kcal614 kcal31 %
Fat8 g27 g41 %
Fatty acids, total saturated5 g16 g82 %
Cholesterol22 mg69 mg23 %
Sodium158 mg500 mg21 %
Carbohydrate29 g90 g30 %
Sugars16 g51 gremove
Fiber2 g6 g24 %
Protein2 g5 gremove