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Homemade Cranberry Apple Pie

This Homemade Cranberry Apple Pie is made with fresh fruit and has half the sugar of a traditional cran-apple pie. It's bursting with flavor and will be a great addition to your fall baking.

Preparation 01:00
Cook Time 00:55
Total Time 1:55
Serves 8     adjust servings

Ingredients

    For the Crust

    • 2 1/2 C flour
    • 2 Tbsp sugar
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 12 Tbsp unsalted butter, cold and cut into squares
    • 8 Tbsp vegetable shortening, in 4 sections and cold
    • 1/4 C vodka
    • 1/4 C cold water

    For the Cranberry Filling

    • 2 C whole cranberries, fresh or frozen
    • 1/4 C orange juice
    • 1/4 Stevia in the Raw®
    • 1/4 C sugar
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/4 C water

    For the Apple Filling

    • 3 1/2 pounds apples
    • 1/4 C Stevia in the Raw®
    • 1/4 C Sugar
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
    • 1 egg white, lightly beaten

    Instructions

    PREPARE THE CRUST

    1. In a food processor, process the flour, sugar, and salt for three pulses. Add in the butter and shortening and pulse 15 times. Check that the mixture is like little pebbles. Scrape down the sides and make sure that all the fat is evenly distributed.
    2. Drizzle half the vodka and half the water over the mixture and pulse 8 times. Check that the dough is coming together and add the remaining vodka and water in as your pulse. When a dough ball forms, you are done.
    3. Turn out half of the dough on to plastic wrap. Flatten and shape into a large disk. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate flat for 1 hour or up to two days. Repeat with the second dough ball.

    For the Cranberry Filling

    1. Add the cranberries, Stevia in the Raw®, sugar, cinnamon, and salt to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Cook and stir the mixture while pressing the cranberries against the side of the pot until all the cranberries are completely broken down. The juices should thicken up to a jam-like consistency in 10 - 12 minutes of cooking. Remove from the heat and stir in the water. Let  come to room temp. You can refrigerate the cranberry sauce for 2 days.

    For the Apple Filling

    1. Mix together the Stevia in the Raw®, sugar, cinnamon, salt and cornstarch in a large, microwave safe bowl. 
    2. Peel, core and cut apples and toss into the dry ingredients to combine. Cover the container and microwave for 3 minutes. Remove, stir and cook for 3 minutes. Repeat for 4 cycles or 12 minutes cooking time. 
    3. Cool to room temperature. The apple filling can also be refrigerated for two days.

    Bake the Cranberry Apple Pie

    1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.
    2. Sprinkle some flour on to a working surface and roll one pie crust into a large circle. Make sure that it will fit in your pie pan. Fold the disk in half, then in half again and transfer it to the pin pan. Press down in the center and along the edges. Trim off any excess crust from the sides. 
    3.  Add the cooled cranberry filling first then top with the apples. 
    4. Cover with second rolled out pie crust. Pinch the edges of the top and bottom crusts firmly together and fold over to seal. Crimp the edges with your fingers. 
    5. Cut 4 slits in the center of the pie. Brush on the egg white and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of sugar.
    6. Bake for 20 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 375F and continue to bake for 30 - 40  minutes. Watch the edges and cover with foil if necessary to prevent burning. 
    7. Cook on a wire rack for 3 hours to allow the filling to set. 

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    Recipe Notes

    Short on time? Use a premade pie crust. 

    Can't find fresh cranberries? Use canned Whole Cranberry Sauce and add in cinnamon and a tablespoon of orange juice.

    Want to freeze this pie for later? Prepare up until adding the egg wash. Place the pie uncovered in the freezer for 3 hours, then wrap it in foil and keep in the freezer for a month. When ready to bake, remove from freezer and brush with egg wash and sugar and add 10 extra minutes to the baking time. 

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