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Apple Cranberry Lattice Pie

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Apple Cranberry Pie

Apple Cranberry Pie

The tartness of the cranberries combined with sweet, juicy apples makes this pie a standout. It's also the perfect dessert for the holidays due to its vibrant red color. This pie is also best served one day after it's been made so the flavors have had a chance to develop.

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Yield: Serves 10 to 12

Ingredients:

  • Pastry Dough
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup ice water

  • Filling
  • 5 large Granny Smith Apples, peeled, quartered, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) fresh or frozen, thawed cranberries
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces


  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream or milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Preparation:

1. Make the pie pastry: Combine the flour, sugar, salt and butter in a food processor and pulse on/off until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. With the motor running, add the ice water through the feed tube and process until the dough forms a ball and leaves the side of the bowl.

2. Turn the dough out onto a work surface. Remove 1/3 of the dough and shape it into a disk about 1-inch thick. Do the same for the remaining dough, shape it flattened disk about 1 inch thick.

3. Make the filling: combine the apples, cranberries, granulated sugar, flour, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl and toss to mix well.

4. On a lightly floured surface roll out the large piece of dough into a 13-inch circle. Line a 10-inch deep dish pie pan with the dough.

5. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

6. Spread the filling in the pie shell. Dot the butter over the filling.

7. Roll out the remaining dough into a 12-inch circle. Using a pastry wheel, pizza cutter, or sharp knife, cut 10 1/2-inch wide strips. Arrange 5 strips evenly spaced, on top of the filling, using the longest in the center. Top with the remaining strips in the opposite direction, Press ends to edge of the bottom crust, and trim off the excess. Bring he bottom crust up over the edges of the strips into an even rim. Flute or crimp the rim. Brush the lattice with the cream, then sprinkle with the sugar.

8. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until the crust is golden brown. Remove the pie to a wire rack to cool. Serve at room temperature.

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