Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
Apples, pears and cranberries are what bring the special autumn flavor to this delectable pie. Serve with ice cream for the ultimate finale to your special meal.
- 1 prepared double crust pie crust
- 1 1⁄2 lbs granny smith apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
- 1 1⁄2 lbs bartlett pears, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
- 1⁄2 cup fresh cranberries, chopped
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 egg, beaten
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place jellyroll pan on lower oven rack.
- Fit bottom crust into 9" pie pan.
- Flute; refrigerate.
- Roll out top crush to 1/4" thickness.
- Using a leaf-shaped cutter, cut out pastry leaves.
- Mix apples, pears, cranberries, 1-1/4 cups sugar, flour, lemon juice and cinnamon; spoon into crust.
- Brush crust edges with egg.
- Arrange leaf cutouts over filling, overlapping slightly.
- Brush with egg; sprinkle with remaining sugar.
- Place pan on hot baking sheet in oven.
- Bake 10 minutes.
- Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Bake 1 hour or until golden.
- Cool on rack.
This is a fabulous pie! The flavor combination is wonderful, perfect with Syrah, champagne and tea (not at the same time)! I increased the cranberries almost 1/4 cup and decreased the sugar by 1/4 cup and increased the cinnamon just a little. The pie was a little tart, but for us it was perfect served with vanilla ice cream and/or whipped creamed. The two challanges I ran into - first I had to wait almost two weeks from when I bought my pears to when they ripe enough to use - they were still not as ripe as you would want if eating them out of hand. So planning ahead is necessary. Second - I increased my crust recipe by 1/4, this wasn't near enough to do the leaf cut outs without having to reroll part of the pastry, which due to time limits I had to do, resulting in part of my crust being tougher then the rest. Next time I would either skip the all over leaf cut out crust and just add a couple to decorate a regular top crust or increase my crust recipe by at least half. Thanks Jackie for a lovely new pie recipe which I will definetly make again. Made for PRMRT.