The Simplest Cranberry-Apple Crumb Pie

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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • Put the cranberries and apples in a large mixing bowl; stir to combine.
  • Stir in the sugar, lemon juice, and flour; set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Scrape the filling into the chilled pie crust; smooth the top with your hands.
  • Place pie on the center rack of a 400° oven; bake for 30 minutes.
  • While the pie is baking, make the topping--in a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and cinnamon; add in the butter and rub it into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs; refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Take the pie out of the oven and lower oven temperature to 375°.
  • Sprinkle the crumb topping over the filling and press gently to compact.
  • Return pie to oven--rotate pie so that the part that faced the back of the oven now faces the front (put a foil-lined baking sheet onto the rack below to catch any spills).
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the juices bubble thickly aroung the edge.
  • Put pie on a wire rack to cool for at least 1 hour before serving.

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  1. FairyJeste84
    I found this recipe in FamilyFun magazine and it turned out great! Most of the cranberry apple pies revolve around the apple but this pie puts equal cranberry and apple so it's great for cranberry lovers! Sadly I had no left overs so this year I baked 2.
  2. jordan23-blue2877
    I found this recipe in Family Fun as well but couldnt find it anymore. I have made this pie for a few yrs now and it's amazing. However, I noticed that this recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of flour. This isn't correct. I made two of these pies and the first I made following this exact recipe was horrible! It was very gummy and inedible! Too much flour in the filling. The second one I reduced to a 1/3 of cup and added a little more and it came out perfect. Please correct this recipe it isnt any good.
    Sorry, I made this pie for Thanksgiving and forgot to review it. I will try my best to remember what was done: used fresh organically grown cranberries from Oregon and apples from Washington state. Super easy to prepare and a very popular dessert enjoyed by all. A delicious combination of tart/sweet. Covered well with Saran Wrap and aluminum foil then frozen for three days until Thanksgiving with no problems with texture or flavor. Bought extra cranberries and froze them to make the pie again very soon! Thank you!



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