The two types of cranberries mix with apples in this recipe to create a sweet and tart pie. 

Body+Soul, November/December 2005


Credit: Kirsten Strecker

Recipe Summary

30 mins
4 hrs 30 mins
Makes 8 servings


For the Crust
For the Filling
For the Topping


Instructions Checklist
  • To make crust, follow directions for Pumpkin Pie crust. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll pie dough out into a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Place dough in a 9-inch pie pan and refrigerate while you make the filling and topping.

  • To make filling, mix all filling ingredients together in a medium bowl.

  • To make topping, mix all topping ingredients together in a small bowl. The topping mixture should clump when pressed together.

  • Add filling to cold pie crust and scatter topping all over the filling. Bake at 400 degrees until the juice in the center of the pie is bubbling, about 1 hour. If the crust or topping becomes too dark, cover the pie loosely with foil.

  • Transfer to a wire rack; cool completely before serving.

Cook's Notes

Gravenstein apples work best because they hold their shape and have a delicious tart flavor. If you cannot find Gravenstein, try Pink Lady, McIntosh, or Braeburn.


Reviews (3)

102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 36
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: Unrated
Delicious - a keeper! Used a Pillsbury pre-made crust. Last 5 ingredients (flour, sugar, oats, butter, cinnamon) are for the Topping.
Rating: 4 stars
It's a simple recipe (yes, just mix in two bowls) - which is what makes it so great! You can spend more time on a good crust and slicing the apples. After reading the other reviews that said the filling was too runny, I opted to just squeeze maybe 1 Tbsp of fresh orange juice. Although it came out well, next time I will use more juice if, like this time, my apples seemed a bit dry.
Rating: Unrated
The ingredient list is not split out correctly into "Topping" and "Filling" ingredients. Pretty poor instructions. "For filling, combine all ingredients in bowl. For topping, combine all ingredients in bowl." OH? that's helpful.