Christmas cranberry and apple pie

    1 hour 5 min

    This is an apple pie recipe my mother has had for years. Once I see the fresh cranberries in the supermarket near Christmas, I love to add them to this pie! Use your favourite pastry recipe or supermarket shortcrust pastry.

    6 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 1 (500g) packet shortcrust pastry
    • 500g peeled and sliced apples
    • 200g cranberries
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    2. Arrange one layer of shortcrust pastry into a 23cm pie dish; place sliced apples on top. Spread cranberries over apples. Whisk sugar, cornflour and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle mixture over cranberries. Distribute butter pieces over pie filling. Place another layer of pastry over filling; crimp the edges to seal the pie and cut several slits into top to allow steam to escape.
    3. Bake until pie is golden brown and fruit filling is bubbling, 45 minutes to 1 hour.


    Christmas cranberry and apple pie
    Christmas cranberry and apple pie

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    Reviews in English (31)


    This was very good and everybody liked it. One thing I would do differently next time is to toss the apples and cranberries together with the sugar etc. I usually pile my apples really high because they shrink when cooking - I couldn't do that and put the cranberries on top because the cranberries would roll off. So my pie ended up very thin. Delicious but more the thickness of a tart. With that one change this would be 5+ stars. I do believe this will be making an appearance at the Thanksgiving dessert table.  -  05 Nov 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This pie has a refreshing tartness that is usually absent from the Thanksgiving table. It's not fussy and very versatile. Last night, instead of apples, I thawed some peaches that we froze last August. I also added 1/4 tsp. of cloves. Like another reviewer, I mixed the fruit, sugar, cornstarch and spices before adding to the pie. On a scale of 1 to 5, my husband gave it a 10.  -  28 Nov 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious! I added about 1/4 cup of coarsely chopped walnuts and about 1/2 tsp of orange zest. Even my picky mother liked it.  -  30 Dec 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)